IEM Shout Out – 2017-07 Global Landbridge (OBOR) and Ocean Thermal Energy (OTEC)” Using the Engineering Finance Methodology in Designing “Cost Efficient” Projects to Enhance the Return on Investment


My technical division will be hosting a talk (the title is practically the talk) on the 8th July, 2017. It is worth 2 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The course will be presented by Ir. Prof. (B) Dr. Maulud Abdul Latif. Hey, when I retire, can I be Ir. (B) Hj. Razmahwata?

With the advent of advanced technologies, the world is fast becoming a truly borderless world. These technologies will see the development of mega infrastructure projects that will be a game changer. Amongst them: OBOR – the Global Landbridge, and OTEC – Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion, which will see Hydrogen as the Fuel for the Future.

The talk will be in three parts:
Using the Engineering Finance Methodology in Creating “Cost Efficient” Projects to be at Par with International Players

OBOR: Global Landbridge the Global Infrastructure Projects That Will Be a Game Changer for Future Generations – How Will it Affect the Malaysian Economics

OTEC: Fuel for Future Generations – Replacing Fossil Fuel as a Low Carbon Fuel

Understanding Project Management methodology is a crucial aspect before applying the Engineering Finance methodology in (re)structuring the project and businesses. Different mind-sets are required at different stages of implementing projects; let it be the business development stage, construction stage or the O&M stage. This is a multi-discipline approach.

Ir. Prof. (B) Dr. Maulud Abdul Latif obtained his Engineering Doctorate (EngD) in Engineering Finance from UTM/University of Warwick. He also holds an MBA Finance from the University of Queensland Business School, a B. Sc. (Hons) in Mining Engineering from the University of Wales and a Diploma in Mechanical Eng. from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. In addition, he holds the Dredgemaster Certificate of Competency and is a member of the Board of Engineers, Malaysia, The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia and the Institute of Mineral Engineers.

He started his career in Malaysia Mining Corporation (1977) and has an extensive experience in project feasibility studies (technical, marketing and finance) and mine management. Between 1984 and 1992, he worked with various reputable organizations including with Permodalan Nasional Berhad and the Ministry of Finance (as Corporate Adviser to the Minister of Finance Incorporated). He has acquired vast corporate experience not only in project viability but also in corporate restructuring and turnaround. He was also involved in several privatization projects.

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