PIC on track for start up in 1Q 2019

Petroliam Nasional Bhd’s (Petronas) largest downstream project, Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC), is on track for overall start up in the first quarter of next year, as reported in The Star.

“We are pleased to note that the PIC has achieved 84% in overall progress as at December last year, with 77 per cent work in construction development done,” said Datin Anita Azrina Abdul Aziz, Petronas Refinery and Petrochemical Corp Sdn Bhd (PRPC) head of stakeholder, communication, and risk management division.

With the progress so far, she said Petronas is confident of reaching 98 per cent overall progress by the end of 2018.

PIC is located within the mega billion-ringgit Pengerang Integrated Petroleum Complex within the East Johor Corridor.

It will be positioned as a regional downstream oil and petrochemical industrial hub and will pave a new frontier of technology and economic development in South-East Asia.

It will house a 300,000-barrel-per day refinery and petrochemical complex, designed to produce premium differentiated and specialty chemicals. Apart from supplying feedstock to the petrochemical complex, the refinery will also produce petroleum products for the domestic market and meet Malaysia’s Euro-5 legislative requirements.

The project, which covers 2,526 hectares, received final investment decision in 2014. It involves about 63,000 personnel of 65 nationalities working towards the final leg of construction, which is expected to take some 350 million man hours to complete. — Construction+ Online