KUALA LUMPUR — July 28, 2017: Petronas has installed the biggest crude distillation column for its refinery and petrochemical integrated development currently being built at the the Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC).
In a statement today, Petronas said the column, measuring 10 metres wide and 66 metres tall, weighs 1,300 tonnes.
It’s able to process 300,000 barrels per stream day of medium-to-heavy sour crude oil.
The company’s refinery and petrochemical corporation senior vice-president/chief executive officer, Dr. Colin Wong, said that as of last June, the overall progress of the PIC development stood at almost 70 per cent of completion.
With the successful installation of the column, the project is on track to achieve its first refinery start-up in the first quarter of 2019, Wong said.
The PIC, developed on a single site measuring 2,526.04 hectares, is supported by associated facilities which comprise the Pengerang co-generation plant, a liquefied natural gas re-gasification terminal, a raw water supply project, the Pengerang deepwater terminal, as well as centralised and shared utilities and facilities. — Bernama