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Fluor wins EPCM contract for isononanol plant

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Petronas Refinery and Petrochemical Corp. Sdn. Bhd has awarded Fluor Corp. an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract for an isononanol plant located in Pengerang, Johor, Malaysia.

Fluor confirmed that it will book the undisclosed contract value in 3Q17.

Ken Choudhary, President of Fluor’s energy and chemicals business for the Asia-Pacific region, said: “This award is a testament to the strong partnership we have with Petronas […] We will use our experience and best practices gained from completing other isononanol facilities on time and on budget to deliver this project with excellence.”

The project is part of Petronas’ Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) project and the US$27 billion Pengerang Integrated Complex development.

Fluor, in a consortium with Technip, is serving as the programme management consultant for the RAPID project, as well as the EPCM contractor for the utilities, interconnecting and offsites scope.

The facility, which is expected to start-up in 2019, will produce 250 000 tpy of isononanol.

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