Pengerang, Johor, 5 December 2016 – Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak today visited
PETRONAS’ Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC) here for a progress review of the USD27-billion
The PIC forms part of
Malaysia’s ambitious 22,000-acre Pengerang Integrated Petroleum Complex (PIPC)
under the Government’s Economic Transformation Programme to establish new
engines of growth and push the nation into a new frontier of technology and
economic development in the oil and gas downstream sector.
The development is
also one of PETRONAS’ key projects that would deliver future growth for the
national oil company and at the same time, complements the southern Johor
The project consists of
a 300,000 bpd refinery and a petrochemical complex designed to produce premium
differentiated petrochemicals. It will meet domestic demand for petroleum
products and Malaysian government’s future legislative requirements on the
implementation Euro 5 specifications.
“The PIC is one of
the largest industrial developments in the region as well as PETRONAS’ largest
downstream investment to date, and I am happy to report that the project is on
track for overall start-up in Quarter 1, 2019,” said PETRONAS President and
Group Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin, who accompanied
Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib during the visit.
Currently, there are
about 31,000 workers employed at the project site while at the peak of
construction in 2017, it is expected to have a workforce of about 60,000 people
with varying skills and disciplines. In its operational stage, the PIC will
require over 3,000 employees.
The fractionator has
been recognised as the tallest and heaviest process column in Malaysia by the
Malaysia Book of Records. A certificate of recognition was presented to Datuk
Wan Zulkiflee today at the site.
The development of
the PIC also includes associated facilities such as the
Pengerang Co-generation Plant (PCP), an LNG re-gasification terminal, a raw
water supply project (PAMER), the Pengerang Deepwater Terminal, as well as
Centralised and Shared Utilities and Facilities.
PAMER is already in
operation and will supply 230 million litres per day (mld) of water to PIC, in
addition to channelling 30 mld to the Sungai Lebam reservoir to supplement the
Johore State’s existing water supply for public consumption. The PCP, slated
for completion mid-2017, will provide a total of 600 MW of power to the
national grid, while the remaining will be used for the complex.
PIC is expected to spur further employment opportunities and spin-off businesses,
as well as the growth of new townships and supporting industries in the area.
While PETRONAS pursues its
commitment in the successful delivery of the PIC project, it also contributes
to the development of the surrounding communities through the implementation of
various Corporate Social Investment (CSI) programmes that directly impact their
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