Project Milestones

May 2011

Official Announcement and Launch of the Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) Project
"This commitment to an ambitious expansion in its downstream production capacity assuredly signifies the depth of PETRONAS' ambitions to capture the opportunities Asia's dynamic energy and chemical markets are expected to provide."
Datuk Seri Najib Razak, 13 May 2011

Mar 2012

Award of Front End Engineering & Design (FEED) Contract for RAPID Project to Technip S.A.

May 2012

Ground-breaking Ceremony for RAPID Project
"The selection of Pengerang as an oil and gas industry hub is a blessing for Johor because the state and its people will stand to benefit from the large investment pouring in. The RAPID development will also open up jobs and business which will help raise the living standard of the people."
Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar, 13 May 2012

Oct 2013

Completion of FEED

Mar 2014

Award of Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning (EPCC) contract for the Projek Air Mentah RAPID (PAMER) to Asia Baru Construction Sdn Bhd and Putra Perdana Construction Sdn Bhd consortium

Apr 2014

PETRONAS announces Final Investment Decision (FID) for RAPID
"The FID is a critical stage gate in our decision-making process. PETRONAS undertook a rigorous review of the project, including independent third-party assessments to ensure it meets our criteria for long term profitable and sustainable growth."
Tan Sri Shamsul Azhar Abbas, PETRONAS President & Group CEO, 3 April 2014

May 2014

Award of EPCC contract and long-term service agreement for Pengerang Cogeneration Plant (PCP) to Siemens AG, Siemens Malaysia Sdn Bhd and MMC Engineering Services Sdn Bhd consortium

Jul 2014

Award of EPCC for the Refinery and Cracker Packages, in stages through Quarter 3 of 2014

Nov 2014

Award of EPCC for Regasification Terminal Pengerang (RGTP) to Samsung C&T Corporation in consortium wih Whessoe Engineering Ltd, Science-Tech Solutions Sdn Bhd and Samsung C&T (KL) Sdn Bhd

Jun 2015

EPCC works commence at the RAPID Project site

Jul 2015

PETRONAS takes total possession of the RAPID Project site and adopts a collaborative Integrated Team Model to manage the project implementation

May 2016

Award of EPCC contract for PEtrochemical Complex to a consortium of Samsung Engineering Co Ltd, Samsung C and T Corp and Samsung Engineering (M) Sdn Bhd, and a consortium of Tecnimont SpA, Huanqiu Contracting and Engineering Corp, TecnimontHQC Sdn Bhd and TecnimontHQC S.c.a.r.l.

Jul 2016

PAMER comes on-stream
"PAMER will provide a total of 260 million litres per day (mld) of raw water. Apart from supplying the PIC 30 mld of raw water is being channelled to the Sungai Lebam reservoir to supplement the state's existing water supply to the public in and around Pengerang."
Datuk Md Arif Mahmood, PETRONAS' Executive Vice President & CEO Downstream, 18 July 2016

Feb 2017

PETRONAS and the Saudi Arabian Oil Company signs Share Purchase Agreement for Saudi Aramco's equity participation in the RAPID Project

Aug 2017

First LNG tanker arrives at the RGTP and supplies first gas to the PCP

Sep 2017

First gas flows from RGTP to Peninsular Gas Utilisation (PGU) pipeline, the national gas grid

Oct 2017

PCP begins operation. PCP initially supplies 400MW electricity to the national grid and 600 MW from 2019 onwards. PCP progressively delivers 610MW of electricity and 857TPH of steam to the PIC from Quarter 1 of 2018 onwards.

Mar 2018

Finalisation of the partnership agreement between PETRONAS and Saudi Aramco and formation of two joint entities - Pengerang Refining Company and Pengerang Petrochemical Company, collectively known as PRefChem - with equal ownership and participation int the operations of the refinery and selected petrochemical facility in PIC

Sep 2018

Best Project - Major Infrastructure (PAMER) Malaysia Construction Industry Excellence Awards 2018

Oct 2018

Crude Distillation Unit (CDU) at the Refinery Complex receives first crude oil

Jan 2019

LLDPE and Glycols Complex achieve Ready for Start-up (RFSU)
- Refinery Complex achieves CDU Fire Up, marking the commencement of PIC operation

"Accomplishing this in the short span of five years, for a project of such immerse proportions, is an amazing achievement which few projects around the world can match."
Ir. Dr Colin Wong Hee Huing, Chief Executive Officer, PRefChem

Feb 2019

Steam Cracker Complex achieves RFSU

Mar 2019

Excellence Award - Commitment to Security Corporate (Office Building) Malaysian Security Industry Excellence Award (MSIEA) 2019

Apr 2019

First heavy glycol delivery
- First polymer shipment to international market

May 2019

HDPE Plant achieves RSFU

Jun 2019

First polymer shipment to domestic market

Aug 2019

Refinery Complex commences production of Euro 5 products

Sep 2019

C4 Isononanol Derivatives Complex achieves RFSU
- First diesel lifting
- First jet fuel lifting

Oct 2019

Best Digital Transformation Program - Asian Downstream Summit Award 2019

Nov 2019

First MEG product export

Dec 2019

Completion of the PIC - safely, on time and within budget

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