Fluor awarded contract for Petronas isononanol chemical plant in Malaysia

IRVING, Texas — Fluor Corporation announced that it was awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract by Petronas Refinery and Petrochemical Corporation Sdn. Bhd. for an isononanol plant located in Pengerang, Johor, Malaysia. Fluor will book the undisclosed contract value in Q3 2017.

The project is part of Petronas’ Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) project and the mammoth $27 B Pengerang Integrated Complex development. Fluor, in a consortium with Technip, is serving as the program management consultant for the RAPID project, as well as the EPCM contractor for the utilities, interconnecting and offsites scope.

The facility will produce 250,000 tpy of isononanol, which is a key chemical building block in plasticizers used in the automotive and building industries. Facility start-up is expected in 2019.

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