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Summary Information

  • The project is also know as Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) project

The Project

  • Project Type: Greenfield Refinery
  • Project Summary: Petronas will construct a crude oil refinery with a capacity of 300,000 barrels a day, a naphtha cracker, petrochemicals and polymer facilities
  • Main Contractors
    • Technip: has been awarded a front-end engineering design (FEED) contract
    • Jacobs: basic engineering package for three sulfur recovery units (SRUs)
    • Technip: Management consultancy contract
    • Sinopec Engineering: EPC Contract for atmospheric distillation & residual oil hydrotreatment
    • Tecnicas Reunidas: EPCC - Hydrotreating units, Catalytic Reforming Unit, Hydrogen Production Units, Saturated Gas Plant, interconnection and flare
    • Punj Lloyd: RAPID Tank Farm project includes Project Management, Design, Engineering, Interface with other Contractors and third parties, Procurement, Construction, Inspection and Testing, Pre-Commissioning and Commissioning
  • Technip and Fluor: Utilities, interconnecting and offsites (UIO)
  • Licences:
    • Axens: Naphtha Hydrotreating (NHT), Octanizing, Prime-K, R2R residue fluidized catalytic cracking (RFCC), Prime G+catalytic process
    • Technip: Steam Methane Reformers

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric distillation
  • residual oil hydrotreatment
  • Hydrotreating units
  • Catalytic Reforming Unit
  • Hydrogen Production Units
  • Saturated Gas Plant

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • It will process imported crude

Products Produced

  • It will supply feedstock for the petrochemical complex. It will also produce a host of refined petroleum products, including gasoline and diesel that meet the Euro 4 and Euro 5 fuel specifications


  • 2011 - The project is announced
  • 2012 - Petronas & BASF sign MOU for petrochemicals complex
  • 2012 - Technip awarded a front-end engineering design (FEED) contract
  • 2012 - Project officially launched by the Sultan of Johor
  • 2012 - Jacobs awarded SRU contract
  • 2014 - Final investment decision taken by the Board
  • 2015 - Axens awarded licences for major units

Other Information

  • To support the development of RAPID, PETRONAS is also assessing the feasibility of developing a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving and re-gasification terminal and a co-generation power plant.

Relevant Links

  1. Petronas to Build $20 Billion Malaysia Oil Hub
  2. PETRONAS and BASF move ahead with expansion of partnership in Malaysia
  3. Technip awarded an engineering contract for PETRONAS’ RAPID project in Malaysia
  4. Sultan Of Johor Launches Petronas' Refinery And Petrochemical Integrated Project
  5. Jacobs Wins Contract for Three SUPERCLAUS® Units from PETRONAS
  6. Petronas Reaches Final Investment Decision For Pengerang Integrated Complex
  7. Technip wins program management consultancy contract for the RAPID project and confirms its leadership in refining and petrochemicals sector
  8. Sinopec Refining Engineering Wins Petronas Contract
  9. First contract awarded to Tecnicas Reunidas by PETRONAS in Malaysia
  10. Punj Lloyd Wins Rs. 3,515 Crore (Usd 581 Million) Tank Farm Project For Petronas’ Rapid Project In Malaysia
  11. Technip and Fluor awarded RAPID UIO project in Malaysia
  12. PETRONAS Selects Axens Technologies for Malaysia’s RAPID Project
  13. Technip awarded contract to supply hydrogen reformers for PETRONAS’ RAPID project in Malaysia

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