MOSCOW (MRC) -- Petronas Chemical
Group (PCG) has postponed maintenance shutdown at its high density polyethylene
(HDPE) unit in Kerteh, as per Apic-online.
source in Malaysia informed that the company has delayed the outage of its
120,000 mt/year unit until May 2017. As per earlier plans, the plant was
supposed to shut on April 16, 2017 for around a week.
Located at Kerteh
in Terengganu, Malaysia, the plant has a total production capacity of 240,000
As MRC wrote
before, in December 2015, Petronas awarded the Johor port operatorship for
its Refinery and Petrochemicals Integrated Development (RAPID) project to Johor
Port Bhd (JPB). As the port operator, JPB will manage the operations and
logistics functions at the material offloading facility (MOLF) for Petronas’
Refinery and Petrochemicals Integrated Development (RAPID) project in
Petronas plans to build a C6-based
metallocene linear LDPE plant and a low density polyethylene (LDPE)/ethylene
vinyl acetate (EVA) swing plant at its greenfield integrated refinery and
petrochemical complex in southern Johor state by mid-2019. The proposed
metallocene LLDPE will have a capacity of 350,000 tpa, while the LDPE/EVA will
have a capacity of about 150,000 tpa. The two plants are part of Petronas'
planned Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development project in Pengerang
at Johor. RAPID includes a 300,000 bpd refinery and a petrochemical complex with
a 3 million tpa steam cracker, and is expected to come onstream in mid-2019. The
petrochemical complex will have the capacity to produce 7.7 million tpa of
Petronas, short for Petroliam Nasional Berhad, is
a Malaysian oil and gas company wholly owned by the Government of Malaysia. The
Group is engaged in a wide spectrum of petroleum activities, including upstream
exploration and production of oil and gas to downstream oil refining; marketing
and distribution of petroleum products; trading; gas processing and
liquefaction; gas transmission pipeline network operations; marketing of
liquefied natural gas; petrochemical manufacturing and marketing; shipping;
automotive engineering; and property investment.