Malaysia: Johor govt to review need for Phase 2 of Rapid’s raw water project

The Star 18 Jul 16;

KOTA TINGGI: The first phase of the Raw Water Supply Project for Rapid (PAMER), which officially began operations on Monday, is more than adequate to supply water to the Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC), says Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin.

Therefore, he said, the state government would relook at whether to proceed with the second phase of the project.

“Based on its current capacity, we don’t see the need to continue with the second phase, but we’ll look into it and maybe, if there is a need, it will just involve the dam expansion,” Mohamed Khaled told reporters after officially launching PAMER’s first phase operations at Seluyut Dam in Kota tinggi on Monday.

The RM1bil project, which began in 2014, has a capacity of 260 million litres per day (MLD) of water with 230 MLD to PIC and the rest to Sungai Lebam Dam for public use.

In its initial plan, PAMER comprises two phases with the first phase to be undertaken by the state government and the second phase to be built by other parties.

The second phase is expected to involve additional facilities to supply another 260 MLD for PIPC’s future users.

PAMER is one of the PIC’s six components in the Pengerang Integrated Petroleum Complex (PIPC).

Mohamed Khaled also said the state government was happy the project was completed and operating as scheduled.

“It is the first completed facility in the PIC and the project is part of our assurance that Kota Tinggi and Petronas Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (Rapid) will not face water problems,” said Mohamed Khaled.

Meanwhile, Petronas executive vice-president and chief executive officer for downstream Md Arif Mahmood said PAMER had, in principle, been supplying water to Sungai Lebam since March.

“It will start supplying water to PIC in the fourth quarter of this year,” he said in a speech. - Bernama


Raw water facility in Johor's PIC starts operations
ZAZALI MUSA The Star 18 Jul 16;

KOTA TINGGI: The first facility in the multi-billion ringgit Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC) Rapid Raw Water project (Pamer) had started operations as scheduled.

Petronas executive vice-president and chief executive officer downstream Mohd Arif Mahmood (pic) said Pamer would provide a total of 260 million litres per day (mld) of raw water.

He said apart from supplying the PIC, 30 mld of raw water would also be channelled to the Sungai Lebam reservoir to supplement the state's existing water supply.

The Pamer project involves the development of several main structures, namely the Seluyut dam and a water impound reservoir with a 73 million cubic metre capacity.

Others are an intake pump station at Sungai Sedeli Besar, a booster pump station at Sungai Seluyut, a terminal reservoir at Bukit Panjang and 90km of large water pipelines connecting these all together and to the PIC.

Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Mohamed Khaled Nordin opened the Seluyut dam located along Jalan Kota Tinggi near Felda Pasak.

Also present at the event were Petronas president and group chief executive officer Datuk Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin and senior vice president and CEO of Refinery and Petrochemical Corp Sen Bhd Dr Colin Wong Hee Huing.


Pengerang Integrated Complex's Raw Water Project Begins Operations
Bernama 18 Jul 16;

(Bernama) -- PETRONAS reached another important milestone in the development of the Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC) with Projek Air Mentah RAPID (PAMER) commencing operations today, the first facility within the PIC to run as scheduled.

PAMER is one of six associated facilities which will support the complex s overall development, slated to achieve successful start-up in the first quarter of 2019. It has commenced raw water supply from the Seluyut dam to Johor State s Sungai Lebam reservoir since March 2016 and will start supplying to the PIC project in Pengerang, here by Q4 this year.

PAMER will provide a total of 260 million litres per day (mld) of raw water. Apart from supplying the PIC, 30 mld of raw water is being channelled to the Sungai Lebam reservoir to supplement the state s existing water supply to the public in and around Pengerang, said PETRONAS Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer Downstream, Encik Md Arif Mahmood.

This is part of PETRONAS corporate social investment (CSI) commitment to give back and contribute towards the betterment of the people and communities where we operate, he added.

Aside from the early supply of raw water to the Sungai Lebam reservoir, PETRONAS in November 2015 advanced the construction of the PAMER pipelines and allowed Syarikat Air Johor (SAJ) to direct raw water from Sungai Papan to Sungai Lebam reservoir to help ease water woes in and around Pengerang.

Md Arif also congratulated the PAMER team for adhering to PETRONAS strict health, safety and environment (HSE) standards throughout the project.

This endeavour recorded 2.5 million of working hours without injury since it started in 2014. The team must be congratulated for this remarkable achievement, expressed Encik Md Arif.

A ceremony to commemorate the project completion was held today at the PAMER project site, attended by Johor Menteri Besar Dato Mohamed Khaled Nordin. Also present were Johor State Secretary Dato Haji Ismail Karim; Johor State Executive Council for Public Works, Rural and Regional, Datuk Ir Hasni Haji Mohammad; and Kota Tinggi District Officer Haji Mohd Noorazam Dato Haji Osman.

PETRONAS President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin, and PETRONAS Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of PETRONAS Refinery and Petrochemical Corporation Sdn Bhd (PRPC), Ir Dr Colin Wong Hee Huing were also at the event.

The PAMER project involved the development of several main infrastructures, namely the Seluyut dam and water impounding reservoir with 73 million cubic metre storage capacity; an intake pump station at Sungai Sedili Besar; a booster pumping station at Sungai Seluyut; a terminal reservoir at Bukit Panjang; and 90 kilometres of large water pipelines connecting all these infrastructures and to the PIC.

The procurement, construction and commissioning (PCC) of PAMER was carried out by Konsortium Asia Baru - PPC JV (KAP) comprising Asia Baru Construction Sdn Bhd and Putra Perdana Construction Sdn Bhd. -- BERNAMA

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