Construction of Petronas/Aramco ethylene project in Malaysia completed

Construction of Petronas/Aramco ethylene project in Malaysia completed

Toyo Engineering Corp. and its subsidiaries have completed engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning (EPCC) services on the 1.3 million-tonne/year ethylene plant at <> Pengerang Refining and Petrochemical in Johor, Malaysia. It was delivered to PRefChem Refining (Pengerang Refining) in December 2019, the service provider said recently.

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The steam cracker complex is situated at the <> Saudi Aramco- <> Petronas jointly held US%28 billion <> Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC) project, located 400 km south of Kuala Lumpur.

The complex also will produce 630,000 tonnes/year of propylene, 185,000 tonnes/year of butadiene, 660,000 tonnes/year of pygas, 175,000 tonnes/year of benzene, and 550,000 tonnes/year of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), according to Toyo.

The steam cracker complex forms part of PRefChem’s 300,000-b/d refinery and petrochemical integrated development (RAPID) project at PIC that, once fully operational, will produce a range of refined products, including gasoline and diesel, meeting Euro 5-quality fuel specifications to help the Asia Pacific’s growing need for petroleum and petrochemical products, as well as naphtha-LPG feedstock for its combined 3.6 million-tonne/year integrated cracker and downstream petrochemical complex.

While the RAPID project was scheduled to reach start-up by year-end 2019, Petronas/Aramco have yet to confirm the current status of operable units at the site.

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