Petronas Refinery Fluor and Technip Join Forces for Petronas Refinery Project
A joint–venture of Fluor and Technip will provide engineering, procurement and construction for the Rapid refinery project of Petronas in Malaysia. The rapid project is part of Petronas bememoth Pengerang Integrated Complex development project, valued a staggering US $ 27 billion.
Pengerang/Malaysia – Under the new EPC contract, the Fluor and Technip joint venture will be responsible for the utilities, interconnecting and offsites scope of work. Fluor booked the contract in the third quarter of 2014.
“We are honored by the confidence that PRPC has shown in awarding our team this additional work on the RAPID refinery project,” said Ken Choudhary, president of Fluor’s Energy & Chemicals business in the Asia region. “The RAPID project will have a significant positive impact on the Malaysian economy.”
Part of a 27 Billion Dollar Project
Rapid is part of the mammoth Petronas Pengerang Integrated Complex development that is worth an estimated US $ 27 billion. It comprises RAPID and its associated facilities including the Pengerang co-generation plant, liquefied natural gas (LNG) re-gasification terminal, air separation unit, the raw water supply project as well as other ancillary facilities.
Rapid will consist of a 300,000-barrels-per-day refinery and petrochemical complex with a combined capacity of producing 7.7 million metric tons per year of various grades of products, including differentiated and specialty chemicals products. Refinery start-up is expected by early 2019.