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The University of Macau and Nam Kwong Petroleum & Chemicals will focus on areas such as smart energy and are also committed to nurturing smart city, IoT and big data talent.
The University of Macau (UM) and Nam Kwong Petroleum & Chemicals (NKOIL) have signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement to jointly work on smart city development in Macau.
The four main areas of focus will be: gas pipeline network optimisation, energy Internet of Things (IoT), utilisation of distributed energy, and special equipment safety monitoring.
The two sides are also committed to establishing a mechanism for regular communication and strengthen cooperation in nurturing talent in areas such as smart city development, the IoT, smart energy, and big data, for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area.
With the support of the Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) government and the Science and Technology Development Fund, UM obtained approval from the state government to establish a state laboratory for IoT smart city development in 2018.
Since its establishment, the lab has been focusing on five areas, namely smart sensor and communication networks, urban big data and smart technology, smart energy, smart transport, as well as urban public security and disaster prevention.
As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nam Kwong Group, NKOIL is committed to optimising the energy structure and stabilising the supply of petroleum products in Macau to fulfil its social responsibility.
Its subsidiary, Nam Kwong Natural Gas Company, cooperates with and supports the implementation of the relevant administrative policies and concepts of the Macau SAR government. It promotes clean and efficient energy as well as the digital application of natural gas pipeline networks and smart gas construction, and claims to be a champion of environmentally friendly new energy and smart city technology.
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