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ChemOne to build $3.4 bln Aromatics plant in Malaysia

Feb 10, 2020
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ChemOne Group has announced that it will launch the Pengerang Energy Complex (PEC) in Johor, Malaysia and construction will start in the second half of 2020.

The US$3.38 billion project will be one of the world’s largest and most competitive integrated Condensate Splitter and Aromatics facilities.

ChemOne is the master developer and majority shareholder through its sponsorship in PEC. Maire Tecnimont of Italy is ChemOne’s Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning (EPCC”) partner for the project, and UOP is the technology provider for PEC.

PEC aims to become a world class petrochemical hub that will add value to the downstream oil and gas value chain in Malaysia. This is in line with the Government’s Transformation Programme to increase Malaysia’s petrochemical output and establish it as a regional oil storage and trading hub.

At full capacity, expected from 2024, PEC is expected to generate an annual export turnover of US$5 billion for Malaysia.

PEC will have a processing capacity of 150,000 barrels per day (bpd) of Condensate plus side feed of Naphtha, an Aromatics output of 2.3 million metric tons per annum (mtpa); energy products output of 3.9 million mtpa and hydrogen of 50,000 mtpa. The Condensate Splitter will produce heavy Aromatics Naphtha, a primary feedstock for the Aromatics plant.

Edwin Seow, principal in the chairman’s office, ChemOne, said “ChemOne is excited to announce this ground-breaking project. With the petrochemical market set to pick up further, PEC is poised to deliver profitable growth while creating gainful local employment and moving Malaysia further up the value chain in the petrochemical sector.”

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