Petrofac, the international service provider to the oil and gas industry, has been awarded an Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning (EPCC) contract by PRPC Refinery and Cracker Sdn. Bhd. a subsidiary under the Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) group, Malaysia’s national oil and gas company; for a Refinery package in PETRONAS’ Refinery and Petrochemicals Integrated Development (RAPID) project in Pengerang, Johor, Malaysia.
Worth more than $500 million, the competitively tendered lump-sum EPCC scope of work includes three sulphur recovery units, two amine regeneration units, two sour water stripping units, a liquid sulphur storage units and a sulphur solidification package unit.
Located in Pengerang, within the state of Johor, Malaysia; PETRONAS' RAPID project is by far the largest liquid-based green-field downstream undertaking in Malaysia. It will have a 300,000 barrels per stream day refinery and will supply naphtha and liquid petroleum gas feedstock for the RAPID petrochemical complex, apart from producing a host of refined petroleum products, including gasoline and diesel that meet the Euro 4 and Euro 5 fuel specifications. RAPID is part of the bigger PETRONAS Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC) development which comprises of RAPID and its associated facilities including the Pengerang Co-generation Plant (PCP), Re-gasification Terminal 2 (RGT2), Air Separation Unit (ASU), Raw Water Supply Project (PAMER), Crude and Product Tanks (SPV2) as well as central and shared Utilities and Facilities (UF). PIC is poised for its refinery start-up by early 2019.
Subramanian Sarma, managing director of Petrofac's Onshore Engineering & Construction business, commented: "This award represents another significant step in building our capability in the Asia-Pacific region. Malaysia is a core country for us, PETRONAS a key customer and we have a substantial physical presence in the country to support our ongoing projects and future aspirations."
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