Rapid Petrochemical Project Technip Supplies Hydrogen Reformers For Petronas Rapid Project in Malaysia

Editor: Dominik Stephan

Technip supplies substantial equipment for the hydrogen train of Petronas Rapid refinery and petrochemical project: The French technology experts will deliver three hydrogen reformers with a combined capacity of 344,500 Nm3/h.

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Technip provides hydrogen reformers for the Rapid petrochemicals project in Malaysia.
Technip provides hydrogen reformers for the Rapid petrochemicals project in Malaysia.
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Paris/France – The three new hydrogen reformer units will form the heart of Rpids hydrogen production train at Petronas’ Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) project located in the state of Johor, Malaysia. Together, they will produce 344,500 Nm3/h(2) of hydrogen and syngas products. It will supply high quality export steam to the refinery steam network. The supply of the reformers is based on Technip’s proprietary top-fired steam methane reforming technology. The reformers are expected to come on-stream in 2018.

Rapid is Petronas’ largest green-field downstream undertaking in Malaysia, and along with its six major associated facilities, forms the Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC). The associated facilities are the Pengerang Co-generation Plant, LNG Re-gasification Terminal, Air Separation Unit, Raw Water Supply project, the Liquid Bulk Terminal and the Central and Shared Utilities and Facilities.

Early involvement represents a strategic focus for Technip. Prior to the supply of the hydrogen reformers, Technip was involved in the front-end engineering design for the Rapid project. The reformer project will be executed by Technip’s office in Zoetermeer, the Netherlands, a center of excellence for hydrogen and syngas technology. With more than 260 hydrogen production units licensed worldwide, Technip has been consistently recognized as the market leader in this technological field.

Stan Knez, President, Technip Stone & Webster Process Technology, commented: "We are delighted that our proprietary steam methane reforming technology has been selected for this PETRONAS RAPID site, which will be one of the largest hydrogen and syngas production facilities in the Asia Pacific region.”

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