Refinery Petrochemicals Integrated Development ( RAPID) Project_ Eurotec Twin Plants with Cooling System
In April’ 2015, Eurotec supplied two MZ Horizontal Plants with 200m³/hour output capacity for a Refinery and Petrochemicals Integrated Development (RAPID) Project in Pengerang, Malaysia. This project was developed by Malaysia oil and gas company Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), under the Pengerang Integrated Complex project (PIC) as part of the Pengerang Integrated Petroleum Complex (PIPC). The total investment of the Pengerang Integrated Complex project was approximately RM 97bn (Kable, 2011), of which the RAPID project had a sizeable budget of RM57bn. The whole complex is capable of processing 300,000 barrels of crude oil refinery and petrochemical per day. The government had invested heavily into contemporary technology for production, and for strict adherence to environmental regulations.
In order to improve the concrete mixing process, the concrete batching plants Eurotec supplied to this project were equipped with Eurotec’s cooling systems: Chilled Water System and Flake Ice Machine. Eurotec’s chilled water system has proven to efficiently lower the temperature of the concrete, allowing the plant to produce higher grade concrete. The flake ice machine, which uses flake ice as a medium, performed above expectations, further reducing the cooling point, and producing quality concrete to achieve the customer’s requirement.
According to Lafarge, both of the plants will supply the concrete for the Refinery and Petrochemicals Integrated Development Project (RAPID) and other Petronas-related projects for 5 years. (Lafarge, 2014)