In a statement, the national oil firm said total contracts awarded included five Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning (EPCC) contracts for the Refinery and Steam Cracker (RC) component of the PIC project.
“The component involves the production of petroleum products and the feedstock for the downstream petrochemical plants that are to be developed within PIC. The contracts were awarded to the international companies through a competitive bidding exercise grounded on merit and competency,” the statement read.
Meanwhile, eight contracts for the common Facilities and Infrastructures projects were awarded to local companies. The projects include the next second phase of land clearing, construction of haulage and access roads, a material off-loading jetty, as well as the construction of common camp facilities.
“These facilities lay the foundation for the construction and moving forward of the project’s development. At peak construction, an estimated 52,000 jobs are expected to be available,” said the national oil firm.
In addition, the consortium of Technip-Fluor was awarded an LOA as Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) Contractor to manage the Utilities, Interconnecting and Offsite (UIO) facilities.
Technip-Fluor was earlier engaged as Program Management Consultant to work with Petronas as an Integrated Project Management Team (IPMT) to orchestrate the overall project and site management of RAPID, whilst at the same time, provide Project Management Services for specific EPCC packages within RAPID.
Earlier, PIC contracts awarded included a PMC services contract to SMHB Sdn Bhd in April 2014, two Procurement, Construction and Commissioning (PCC) contract to Konsortium Asia Baru-PPC JV for PAMER and PBJV/CPM, and an EPCC contract and Long Term Service Agreement (LTSA) to Consortium of Siemens AG, Siemens Malaysia Sdn Bhd and MMC Engineering Services Sdn Bhd in June 2014.
PIC comprises of the Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) complex and its associated facilities including the Pengerang Co-generation Plant (PCP), Re-gasification Terminal 2 (RGT2), Air Separation Unit (ASU), Raw Water Supply Project (PAMER), Crude and Product Tanks (SPV2), as well as central and shared Utilities and Facilities (UF).
Developed within a 6,242-acre site in Pengerang, Johor, PIC forms part of the Johor State’s Pengerang Integrated Petroleum omplex (PIPC), which is under Malaysia’s Economic Transformation Programme (ETP). RAPID is estimated to cost US$16 billion while the associated facilities will involve an investment of about US$11 billion. PIC is poised for its refinery start-up by early 2019.