Malaysia’s Petronas Chemicals pins hopes on Saudi Aramco JV

April 13, 2021

Dateline 2021-03-25, NikkeiAsia:

 Malaysia’s Petronas Chemicals Group is pinning its hopes on a long-awaited $16 billion Saudi-backed refinery and petrochemical project as it seeks to boost slumping profits while investigating possible new acquisitions, its top executive told Nikkei Asia.

The Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC) joint venture in the southern state of Johor is a portion of the larger $27 billion Pengerang Integrated Petroleum Complex mooted in 2012. Saudi Aramco — Saudi Arabia’s national oil producer — is to supply half of the crude feedstock for the refining portion and share half of the output.

Anniversary – Bhopal Disaster

December 2, 2020

Chemical Engineers never forget.


Chemical engineers do good

November 28, 2020

Dateline 2020-11-08, The Star:

PETRONAS was victorious in four out of eight categories at the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Malaysia Awards 2020.

During the organisation’s first ever virtual Malaysia Awards ceremony, held on Oct 19, the oil and gas giant also secured four highly commended entries.

CM: Proposed Sarawak Petrochemical Hub expected to create 74,000 jobs

September 5, 2020

Dateline 2020-07-02, The Malay Mail:

 The proposed Sarawak Petrochemical Hub, when fully operational, is expected to create 74,000 new jobs, which could potentially contribute an additional RM16 billion to RM20 billion per annum to the state’s gross domestic product (GDP), Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg said today.

He said this will allow Sarawak to add value to its natural resources in line with its aspiration to intensify downstream activities in the oil and gas (O&G) sector.

Anniversary – Seveso Disaster

July 10, 2020

Process Safety Engineers never forget.

Anniversary – Flixborough

June 1, 2020

Process Safety engineers never forget.

Anniversary – Bhopal Disaster

December 3, 2019

Chemical Engineers never forget.


IEM Shout Out – 2019-11 Technical Visit to Lynas

September 26, 2019

My technical division (and others) will be hosting a visit on the 2nd November, 2019.

Lynas Corporation Ltd is an Australian Stock Exchange 200 listed company. Its strategy is to create a reliable, fully integrated source of Rare Earths from mine through to market, and to become the benchmark for the security of supply and environmental standards in the global Rare Earths industry. Rare Earths are moderately abundant group of 15 metallic elements known as the Lanthanide series. These Rare Earths are playing a pivotal role in greenhouse gas reduction, are enablers of digital technology and its miniaturisation and are also supporting the uptake of energy efficient initiatives.

Lynas Advanced Materials Plant (LAMP), situated in Kuantan, Pahang is a state-of-the-art Rare Earths processing plant that process Rare Earths sourced from Mount Weld in Western Australia, the richest known deposit of Rare Earths in the world. The visit aims to enlighten participants of the properties of Rare Earths, their use and the daily operational aspects of LAMP.


Pernepa Engineering & Maritime Services Sdn Bhd (Persatuan Nelayan Pahang) (Kuantan Slipway) is providing complete facilities for building, repair and maintenance of medium size commercial, leisure and administrative vessel.

Participants will be familiarised among others, with the various types of vessel docking and new building, the facilities and services provided by the company.

Register here, or download the form here.

Malaysia’s Petronas looks to chemical recycling to tackle plastic waste problem

August 22, 2019

Dateline 2019-07-04, Plastics Today:

Malaysia’s Petronas Chemicals Group (PCG) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with UK company Plastic Energy Ltd, a chemical recycling company, to collaborate in addressing plastic waste that cannot be recycled by conventional means in Malaysia. The strategic collaboration marks the first step towards a circular economy which maximizes the plastics value chain.

Anniversary – Flixborough

June 1, 2019

Process Safety engineers never forget.