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.

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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