Fluor secures EPCM contract from Petronas for isononanol plant in Malaysia


Fluor Corporation has secured an engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) contract from Petronas Refinery and Petrochemical Corporation for an isononanol plant located in Pengerang, Malaysia.

Fluor’s energy and chemicals business Asia-Pacific region president Ken Choudhary 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.”

"Isononanol is an important chemical building block in plasticisers used in the automotive and building industries."

This project is part of Petronas' Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) project, as well as the $27bn Pengerang Integrated Complex development.

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

Isononanol is an important chemical building block in plasticisers used in the automotive and building industries.

The facility is expected to start operations in 2019.


Image: Groundbreaking of Petronas isononanol chemical plant in Malaysia. Photo: courtesy of Business Wire/ Fluor Corporation.