Installation of waste heat boilers another milestone for Petronas
KUALA LUMPUR: Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) has successfully installed two modularised waste heat boilers for its refinery, which is under construction at the Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC) in Johor.
The two waste heat boilers are important components of the residual fluid catalytic cracking unit (RFCC) within the refinery, whose function is to crack hydrotreated atmospheric residue into feedstock for the steam cracker facility.
“The successful installation of these two identical waste heat boilers signifies another important milestone in the overall development of the PIC, which is poised for start-up in the first quarter of 2019,” said Petronas Refinery and Petrochemical Corporation Sdn Bhd senior vicepresident and chief executive officer Dr Colin Wong Hee Huing in a statement.
Fabricated in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, each waste heat boiler weighs about 2,000 tonnes. They are the biggest modularised waste heat boilers to have landed on Malaysia’s shores, and are recognised by the Malaysia Book of Records.
Also present at the installation was Johor Department of Occupational Safety and Health director Kormain Mohd Noor.
The construction of the waste heat boilers, along with the RFCC, was awarded to the consortium of CTCI Corp, Chiyoda Corp, Synerlitz Malaysia Sdn Bhd and MIE Industries Sdn Bhd.
Upon completion, PIC’s refinery will have a refining capacity of 300,000 barrels per day.