Kuala Lumpur, 2 October 2017 – PETRONAS successfully installed the biggest EthyleneOxide (EO) reactors recently for its currently-under-construction refinery within the Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC).
Each of the two reactors is a truly sophisticated engineering equipment, measuring 7.4 metres in diameter, 25.5 metres high and weighs 1,202 tonnes, making it amongst the biggest EO reactors in the world.
Present to witness the installation were Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of
PETRONAS Refinery and Petrochemical Corporation (PRPC), Ir Dr Colin Wong Hee Huing and President and Chief Executive Officer of Samsung Engineering, Mr. Choong Heum Park.
In his remarks, Ir Dr Colin Wong commended the efforts by all parties in ensuring that the installation works were undertaken in an efficient and safe manner. “The success fulinstallation of the reactors signifies that the PIC project is on track to achieve the first refinerystart-up in Q1 2019. As of August 2017, the overall progress of the PIC development has reached 74.3% completion.”
He also urged all parties involved in the project to always be vigilant towards upholding Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) standards under any circumstances.
Developed on a single site of 6,242 acres with an investment of USD 27 billion, at the heart of PIC is the Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) project.
RAPID will have a 300,000 barrels-per-day (BPD) refinery and a petrochemical complex with a combined 3.609 million metric tons-per-year production capacity. Associated PIC facilities include a 1,220 megawatt cogeneration plant, 3.5 million metric tons-per-year regasification terminal, deep water terminal, air separation unit and raw water supply.