PIC launches 2 key associated facilities

By NUR HAZIQAH A MALEK / Pic By HAFZI MOHAMED

Two key associated facilities within the Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC) have been launched to generate power and steam within Petroliam Nasional Bhd’s (Petronas) development project.

The Pengerang co-generation plant (PCP) and the re-gassification terminal 2 (RGT2) are key components that will supply power and steam, as well as the primary gas requirement for the refinery and petrochemical plants.

These associated facilities were officiated by Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Mohamed Khaled Nordin during his site visit yesterday.

Petronas chairman Tan Sri Sidek Hassan said at US$27 billion (RM114.3 billion), the PIC is the largest downstream investment in Malaysia.

“Under the Economic Transformation Programme championed by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Razak, the oil, gas and energy sectors are expected to contribute towards realising the aspiration of becoming a high-income nation,” he said.

The PCP can generate 1,220MW electricity to supply power for the entire complex.

Part of the power will be supplied to the national grid via a 51km transmission line that connects the plant to a Tenaga Nasional Bhd’s sub-station in Tanjung Langsat.

Meanwhile, the RGT2 is an integrated facility with a total capacity of 3.5 million tonnes per annum that will receive, store and then re-gas liquefied natural gas.

The facility will be the primary gas supply for the refinery and petrochemical complex in the PIC and the PCP.

It is connected to the peninsula’s gas utilisation pipeline to enhance the nation’s natural gas supply.

Petronas president and group CEO Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin (picture) said the PIC development is on track for the scheduled completion.

“The PIC is 77% complete as of September 2017 and is on track to achieve overall startups in the first quarter of 2019,” he said.

One of the plant’s four CP units has already achieved its commercial operations on Oct 21 and can provide up to 1,480 tonnes of steam per hour to the complex’s plants.

The complex houses a 300,000 barrels per day refinery and was designed to produce differentiated and speciality chemicals within a 2526.05ha site.

The refinery will also create petroleum products for the domestic market and meet Malaysia’s Euro 5 legislative documents, aside from providing the complex with the feedstock.

Associated facilities that are supporting the complex include the PCP, RGT2, a raw water supply project, an air separation unit, the Pengerang deepwater terminal, along with centralised and shared facilities.