KUALA LUMPUR (April 12): Petroliam Nasional Bhd's (Petronas) new oil refinery complex in Johor, the Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC), has been powered up and is expected to be completed and to begin operations by the first quarter of 2019.
In a statement today, Petronas said power has been successfully supplied to the refinery complex's critical components, including the crude distillation unit, the atmospheric residue desulphurisation unit, the hydrogen collection distribution unit, and the hydrotreating units.
"The power supply to the refinery complex is an important milestone to us, to ensure the complex is ready for start-up in the first quarter of 2019. This is a critical year for us, as the PIC moves into pre-commissioning phase towards achieving the mechanical completion and start-up of the complex," said Petronas executive vice president and downstream CEO Datuk Md Arif Mahmood.
The power is generated by Pengerang Co-generation Plant (PCP), one of six associated facilities developed to support the PIC, and which is designed to ensure reliable supply of power and steam, with an installed capacity of 1,729 MW of electricity, and up to 1,480 tonnes of steam per hour.
Apart from the refinery and PCP, the PIC — which is 87% complete as of February — also includes steam cracker, petrochemical plants and other associated facilities that include an LNG re-gasification terminal, a raw water supply plant, a deep water terminal, an air separation unit as well as centralised utilities and facilities.
On completion, the PIC will have the production capacity to refine 300,000 barrels of crude oil per day, produce a range of high-quality refined petroleum products including gasoline and diesel, and a nameplate capacity of 3.3 million tonnes per annum (mtpa).
The PIC is part of the Malaysian government's larger 22,000-acre Pengerang Integrated Petroleum Complex (PIPC), which is envisioned will establish new engines of growth for the country and push Malaysia into a new frontier of technology and economic development in the oil and gas downstream sector.
14 April, 2018, 10:40 AM