PIC project manager awarded SIRIM recognition


Petroliam Nasional Bhd’s (Petronas) subsidiary, Petronas Refinery and Petrochemical Corp Sdn Bhd (PRPC), received four certifications from SIRIM QAS International Sdn Bhd for meeting internationally recognised standards in executing works at the Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC).

Petronas senior VP and PRPC CEO Dr Colin Wong Hee Huing (picture) said the certifications mark another mile- stone in the PIC development, as well as serving as a testament to the company’s commitment to meeting international standards.

“We are indeed honoured to be the first organisation in Malaysia to have received the ISO 18788:2015, ISO 29993: 2017, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018,” Wong said in a statement yesterday.

PRPC is the project manager for the US$27 billion (RM109.62 billion) PIC downstream oil and gas (O&G) project in Pengerang, Johor, which is being jointly under-taken by Petronas and Saudi Arabian Oil Co.

The International Standard Organisation (ISO) certifications comprise ISO 18788: 2015, ISO 29993:2017, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001: 2018 and cover management of security operations; conformity to interactive O&G and petrochemical training; and health, safety and environment compliance.

The certifications were presented to Petronas by SIRIM senior GM for management system certification department Nor’afiza Saim at the PIC site yesterday.

Also present at the ceremony was SIRIM president and group CEO Dr Ahmad Fadzil Mohamad Hani.

“The implementation of the systems, which comply with ISO standards, attests that the company is committed to taking a holistic approach in managing health, safety and environment aspects at PIC,” Ahmad Fadzil said in his speech.

The PIC houses the Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development project and six associated facilities across 6,239 acres (2,524ha), and achieved 90% overall progress as of April this year.

Refinery capacity is on track to commence by the first quarter of 2019 before full commercial operations begin in October that same year, at a capacity of 300,000 barrels of crude oil per day.

On top of supplying feed-stock to the petrochemical complex, the refinery will produce petroleum products for the domestic market and meet Malaysia’s Euro-5 standards.

The two petrochemical plants and associated facilities at the PIC are scheduled for operations by end-2019 and will bring in additional capacities of 220,000 barrels of fuel per day and 3.3 million tonnes per annum of petrochemical products.

Associated facilities include the Pengerang Cogeneration Plant, Regasification Terminal 2, Raw Water Supply Project, Air Separation Unit, Pengerang Deepwater Terminal, and centralised and shared utilities and facilities.