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Our Journey in Malaysia : Tecnimont

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Maire Tecnimont S.p.A is a multinational group with a highly technological DNA, and one of the leaders within the field of plant engineering, mainly in the hydrocarbon sector (petrochemical, fertilisers, oil and gas refining). Its contribution is fundamental to the transformation of natural resources into innovative 

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products as well as working to gradually prepare for the growing renewable energy and green chemistry paradigm. 

As the evidence of the Group's constant growth, Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. has been listed on the Milan Stock Exchange since 2007. Today, the Group operates in over 45 different countries, numbering around 50 operating companies with a workforce of more than 9,100 professionals. The legal representative of Tecnimont Malaysia is Dr Luciano Giorgi, who has an extensive experience of Malaysia’s industrial market. 

Inheriting great traditions from Italian engineering, Maire Tecnimont is a multicultural Group. Through strategic acquisitions between Fiat Engineering and Tecnimont, the development of historical names in the Italian industry continues within Maire Tecnimont. On these strong bases, it has founded an agile, flexible, and international business model, which offers continuous technological and manufacturing innovation, reflecting on its internal processes. The Group's portfolio has more than 1,300 specific patents and patent applications. 

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A., in a joint venture with China HuanQiu Contracting & Engineering Corporation (HQC), has been awarded two packages of P07 and P27 by PRPC Polymers Sdn Bhd (PRPC Polymers). P07 is a package of the Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) complex relating to the realisation of two polypropylene units on an EPCC Lump Sum Turn-Key basis. It will be located inside the Integrated Refinery and Petrochemical complex in Pengerang, southeastern Johor. These two polypropylene units will be based on LyondelBasell’s Spheripol and Spherizone technology and will have a capacity of 450,000 t/y (tons per year). 

On the other hand, P27 is a package relating to the realisation of a high-density polyethylene unit on an EPCC (engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning) Lump Sum Turn-Key basis. These units will be based on LyondelBasell’s Hostalen Advance Cascade Process (HACP) technology and will have a capacity of 400,000 t/y (tons per year). 

The project’s scope of work envisages the facilitation in terms of providing complete engineering services, equipment and material supply, erection and construction activities up to start-up and guarantee test run.

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This achievement provide further evidence of Maire Tecnimont’s global leadership in the polyolefin field, enabling the Group to expand its geographical footprint in South East Asia, an area with strong downstream prospects. Strategically located in the heart of South East Asia, Malaysian has been chosen as the preferred location among Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam due to its marketoriented economy and pro-business Government policies. The Group has received great support from the Malaysian Government through the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), and Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA). on and construction activities up to start-up and guarantee test run.

Maire Tecnimont is also actively working on promoting and co-developing other potential mega projects in Malaysia in the field of oil and gas as well as fertiliser industries. Tecnimont, with its wholly own subsidiary company Stamicarbon, is the world market leader in licensing of urea production technology. 

At the same time, Tecnimont is intensively working to materialise its innovative initiatives in several states of Malaysia to become a recognised promoter in the implementation of Malaysia’s circular economy with the aim of:

  • Mitigating the environmental impact of technologies used for oil and gas processing; 
  • Implementing effective circular economy processes via mechanical and chemical plastics recycling; 
  • Industrialising bioplastics production to address specific market requirements; 
  • Identifying oil substitutes to produce bio and renewable fuels from biomass feedstock.

Maire Tecnimont has recently started the operation of the new NextChem plant, the most advanced and efficient plastics recycling plant, managed by MyReplast Industries in Europe. Based on an economically sustainable business model, the plant is unique in terms of production capacity, processing flexibility and finished product quality.

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In fact, it can produce over 40 thousand tons per year of recycled polymers, processing a range of incoming types of plastic waste, both post-consumption industrial such as vehicle components, food and industrial packaging production waste and urban postconsumption including materials from the sorting of household waste. 

The treatment process ensures that the finished product, which is the recycled polymer, is of absolute top-quality with recycling efficiency of 95 per cent. Through an innovative approach based on product development, the plant facilitates in improving the properties of the incoming plastics (up-cycling) and enables the products to be sold on high-added value “premium” markets. 

MyReplast Industries plant, very recently, has been visited and piqued the interest and appreciation of Y.B. Datuk Darell Leiking, Malaysian Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI).

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Last Updated : Thursday 21st May 2020