Pengerang Refining and Petrochemical (PRefChem) today achieved a significant milestone in the construction of its refinery at the Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC), with the arrival of the first crude oil cargo at Pengerang Deepwater Terminal 2 (PDT2) here, marking its transition into commissioning phase for start-up.
With a refining capacity of 300,000 barrels of crude per day, the refinery upon completion will produce a range of refined petroleum products, including gasoline and diesel, which meet Euro 5 fuel specifications. Additionally, the refinery will provide feedstock for the integrated petrochemicals complex within the PIC, which has the capacity to produce 3.3 million tonnes per annum.
“The arrival of the cargo signifies our readiness to move forward to start-up and commercial operations. We are proud to have overcome the challenges in building this megastructure and remain on-track to meet our target for crude-in. We will begin rigorous commissioning activities leading up to the start-up in the first quarter of 2019,” said Chief Executive Officer of PRefChem, Dr Colin Wong Hee Huing.
The cargo of 2 million barrels of crude supplied by Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) and Saudi Aramco will be used for commissioning and testing activities, scheduled to commence in October. Currently, the construction of the refinery is nearing completion.
The momentous occasion was graced by Chairman of PRefChem, Datuk Md Arif Mahmood and Saudi Aramco Senior Vice President of Downstream, Abdulaziz Judaimi, along with members of PRefChem Board of Directors and representatives from PETRONAS and Saudi Aramco