Johor Pengerang Integrated
Petroleum Complex

Pengerang Integrated Petroleum Complex (PIPC) is a project development in Pengerang, Kota Tinggi District, Johor, Malaysia. Strategically located at the south-eastern tip of Peninsular Malaysia, it offers access to existing major international shipping lanes. The PIPC megaproject spans 20,000 acres and will house oil refineries, naphtha crackers, petrochemical plants as well as a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminals and a regasification plant upon completion. PIPC is estimated to generate RM18.3 billion Gross National Income (GNI) by the year 2020 and help to create 8,600 high-income and high-skilled jobs.

To ensure that various oil and gas projects within PIPC are managed and administered efficiently, a new dedicated Federal Government agency - Johor Petroleum Development Corporation (JPDC), a subsidiary of the Malaysian Petroleum Resources Corporation (MPRC), was established.

JPDC's main role is to coordinate the development of PIPC as well act as a one-stop information centre to assist investors, oil and gas players and the local community.

JPDC's Board of Directors is well represented by both the Malaysian Federal Government and Johor State Government to align the government's efforts in making PIPC a success. One of the crucial roles for the government is to put in infrastructure and utilities in Pengerang, Kota Tinggi District to cater for the future expansion needs of PIPC. These include construction of new roads, installing a comprehensive network of power, telecommunications and water supplies, upgrading roads to highways to facilitate movements of goods and services and centralised management of industrial waste products from the complex.

PIPC is a national project of strategic importance, targeted to achieve the following:


PIPC Masterplan

Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID)

RAPID is Petronas' largest investment in Malaysia, located in Pengerang, Johor and forms part of Johor state's ambitious masterplan of Pengerang Integrated Petroleum Complex (PIPC).

The RAPID project is designed to produce premium differentiated petrochemicals; meeting domestic demand for petroleum products and the Malaysian government's future legislative requirements on the implementation of Euro 5.​

With an investment of USD27 billion, RAPID supports the Government's overall Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) and will position Malaysia to capitalize on the growing need for energy and commodity petrochemical products in Asia in the next 20 years. This will spur the growth of Malaysia's Oil and Gas downstream sector, pushing Malaysia into a new frontier of technology and economic development.

RAPID’s refinery is poised for start-up in 2019 and will be supported by the following associated facilities:

  • Raw Water Supply Project
  • Power Generation Plant
  • Air Separation Unit
  • LNG Regasification Plant
  • Dedicated Storage Terminals
  • Utilities and Facilities


PIPC Infrastructure and Utilities

As of 31st October 2017, planned projects around PIPC are 63.46% complete and actual projects are 60.86% complete. Some of the infrastructure and utilities which have been built and provided include schools (SMK Pengerang Utama, Pusat anak PERMATA negara), a fire station (Sg. Rengit), residences (Program Perumahan Rakyat (PPR)), wider roads, more comprehensive drainage systems and Kompleks pendaratan ikan LKIM.

PIPC's Surrounding Developments

PIPC’s surrounding developments include residences, resorts, commercial centers and other facilities. These surrounding developments cater to both the local populace as well as tourists. Some of the existing development include the following:-

1. Sabana Cove Resort Township
2. Bukit Pelali Residential
3. Lake view terrace resort
4. Rapid City Centre
5. Bandar Penawar (Second Township)
6. Desaru Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort
7. Desaru Beach Resort
8. Innocity Residence
9. The Emerald Resort & Residence
10. Vivo Cove City