Smoothest NAPCON Distiller competition at Neste Singapore marks the launch of a new way to have ready-to-operate operator - NAPCON

Smoothest NAPCON Distiller competition at Neste Singapore marks the launch of a new way to have ready-to-operate operator

News / 25 May 2020

Neste Singapore launched their new competence development scheme by finding the Smoothest Distiller of the site. The new training scheme includes NAPCON games and e-learning as key tools to ensure a thorough understanding of the principles of process technology. The Singapore expansion project is bringing new personnel to the company and has increased the need for a unified learning path for all operators. Developing and maintaining operators’ knowledge and skills is at the core of success for all operating companies. 

The Smoothest Distiller competition was arranged to encourage the entire Singapore organization to develop and test their skills by challenging each other in the competition.“The Neste Singapore organization was inspired by the online NAPCON Games. During the competition, there were more than 2500 games played, 155 new high scores set and a total of 463 hours spent developing the knowledge and skills needed in the process industry today,” says Tommi Leppänen, Competence Developer of Singapore Expansion Project – Core Team, Neste.

Gamified learning enables trial and error based learning for panel operators in the process industry  where the demand for a skilled workforce is increasing due to a retirement wave. Tommi Leppänen, Competence Developer within the expansion project core team says: “Today within the process industry,  instead of only knowing how to do things it is utmost important to understand why something is happening, where it will affect and what are the consequences of the actions. What is needed, is the understanding of the underlying phenomena, which ensures that the knowledge and skills can be utilized in different types of situations. We have incorporated the NAPCON Games into our learning path for all our operating personnel. This will keep the basic knowledge and skill level of our operators high and (it will) future-proof our skill pool by teaching the underlying principles of the chemical processes. We care that our difference makers have the opportunity to succeed in their challenging work.”


Neste Singapore inspired their operators to challenge each other in the Smoothest Distiller competition


Neste has renewed their values into “We care, we have courage and we cooperate”. At Neste we encourage each other and grow together through sharing knowledge and feedback. The Smoothest Distiller competition at Neste Singapore marks the launch of a new way to have ready-to-operate operators. NAPCON with an extensive portfolio of NAPCON Games has courage and leads the way by exploring opportunities and creating new solutions to training operators through gaming. 

The competition arranged in Singapore is an excellent example of how the NAPCON Games and a new way of learning can be launched within the organization. The NAPCON Games portal has all the tools you need to arrange a friendly competition within your organization and the NAPCON Games can be easily integrated into any e-learning platform.

The Gaming portfolio is now enhanced with new games that cover Heat Transfer, Condensation and Boiling phenomenon. Games are a unique set of digital education solutions and an efficient way to maintain and develop operating skills.


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Further information:

Frejborg Andreas, NAPCON Sales Manager, NAPCON,

tel. +358504586712


NAPCON in brief

NAPCON developed by Neste Engineering Solutions offers you a wide range of advanced process automation solutions to enhance your production. The dedicated solutions based on extensive process know-how and modern software engineering fulfil your needs in the areas of Production Optimization, Quality Optimization, Safety, Logistics, Business Optimization, Environment and Big Data. NAPCON offers innovative solutions to train operators with simulators and games.

Neste in brief

Neste (NESTE, Nasdaq Helsinki) creates sustainable solutions for transport, business, and consumer needs. Our wide range of renewable products enable our customers to reduce climate emissions. We are the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel refined from waste and residues, introducing renewable solutions also to the aviation and plastics industries. We are also a technologically advanced refiner of high-quality oil products. We want to be a reliable partner with widely valued expertise, research, and sustainable operations. In 2018, Neste’s revenue stood at EUR 14.9 billion. In 2019, Neste placed 3rd on the Global 100 list of the most sustainable companies in the world. Read more:

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