For the first time, three of Mammoet’s high-capacity cranes will work at the same time on the same location to complete the ambitious construction schedule for PETRONAS.
Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) is Malaysia’s fully integrated oil and gas multinational, which is wholly owned by the Malaysian Government. For PETRONAS, the largest downstream investment in Malaysia is the Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC). With an investment of $27 billion, it covers an area of 2,526 hectares in Pengerang, Johor.
The PIC consists of the Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) and is supported by its Associated Facilities forms part of the Pengerang Integrated Petroleum Complex (PIPC). This project supports the government’s Economic Transformation Programme, which will be operational by 2019. With the production goal of 300,000 barrels per day, the refinery and petrochemical plants are designed to produce premium differentiated and specialty petrochemicals. RAPID will contribute to transforming Malaysia in to an oil and gas hub to meet increasing demands over the next 20 years.
In order for PETRONAS to achieve the 2019 operation target, multiple phases of construction were required to be worked on simultaneously. Since 2016, up to 35 cranes have been engaged on the site.
To install the biggest and heaviest column, the largest of which is 1,809 tons and 121 meters tall, three of Mammoet’s high capacity cranes were mobilized and sent to Malaysia. These units include the PT 50, PTC 35, and PTC 140 ring cranes. PTCs are built on a ring track instead of crawlers. They have been specifically designed to combine a wide reach and high capacity on a small footprint. The ability to turn 360 degrees brings a combination of agility, flexibility and sheer lifting power. Together they offer a capacity of 10,000 tons and 225,000 ton meters.