Petronas installs biggest EO reactors at PIC

Petronas successfully installed the biggest Ethylene Oxide (EO) reactors recently for its currently-under-construction refinery within the Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC).

KUALA LUMPUR: Petronas installed the biggest ethylene oxide (EO) reactors recently for its currently-under-construction refinery within the Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC).

According to a press release, the two reactors measuring 7.4 metres in diameter, 25.5 metres high and weighs 1,202 tonnes each are amongst the biggest EO reactors in the world.

Present to witness the installation were senior vice-president and chief executive officer of PETRONAS Refinery and Petrochemical Corporation (PRPC), Ir Dr Colin Wong Hee Huing and president and chief executive officer of Samsung Engineering, Mr. Choong Heum Park.

In his remarks, Wong commended the efforts by all parties in ensuring that the installation works were undertaken in an efficient and safe manner.

“The successful installation of the reactors signifies that the PIC project is on track to achieve the first refinery start-up in Q1 2019. As of August 2017, the overall progress of the PIC development has reached 74.3 per cent completion.”


He also urged all parties involved in the project to always be vigilant towards upholding Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) standards under any circumstances.

Developed on a single site of 6,242 acres with an investment of USD 27 billion, at the heart of the PIC is the Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) project.

RAPID will have a 300,000 barrels-per-day (BPD) refinery and a petrochemical complex with a combined 3.609 million metric tons-per-year production capacity. Associated PIC facilities include a 1,220 megawatt cogeneration plant, 3.5 million metric tons-per-year regasification terminal, deep water terminal, air separation unit and raw water supply. — Bernama