PETRONAS Refinery & Petrochemical Corp. Sdn. Bhd. (PRPC) subsidiary PRPC Utilities and Facilities Sdn. Bhd. (PRPC U&F), through a contractor, has let a contract to VA Tech Wabag Ltd. to provide a suite of services for a new effluent treatment plant at its Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC) in southeastern Johor, Malaysia, which houses the PETRONAS-Saudi Aramco 50-50 joint venture Pengerang Refining Co. Sdn. Bhd.’s (PRefChem) 300,000-b/d integrated refining and petrochemical complex (OGJ Online, Jan. 4, 2019).
As part of the $11.45-million contract awarded directly by Dialog E&C Sdn. Bhd., Wabag will license its proprietary water technology as well as deliver design, engineering, procurement, and supervision activities for the proposed ETP, which will consist of a two-stage biological treatment, advance oxidation process, ammonia stripper, and drier installation for sludge treatment, the service provider said in Sept. 6 filings to the National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. and BSE Ltd.
Wabag did not disclose additional details regarding the contract award, and further information regarding the ETP project remained unavailable from PETRONAS, Aramco, PRPC, PRefChem, and PRPC U&F.
Alongside the PIC refinery’s production of petroleum products such as low-sulfur jet fuel, gasoline, and diesel, the PIC includes a steam cracking complex that houses a cracker as well as methyl tertbutyl ether and benzene units that produce more than 3 million tonnes/year (tpy) of ethylene, propylene, butadiene, C4 olefins, and aromatics from a feedstock of propane, LPG, and naphtha delivered from the refinery. The PIC’s petrochemical complex also hosts polymer and glycols units equipped to produce 3.3 million tpy of polypropylene, linear low-density polyethylene, high-density polyethylene, monoethylene glycol, and diethylene glycol.