Union Carbide and Petronas JV

Union Carbide and Petronas Petrochemical Facility - Engineering

Fluor was contracted to provide the conceptual and front-end process packages for the four derivative units of the Petronas / Union Carbide Integrated Petrochemical Complex. The design effort established detailed facility scope packages.

  • The derivatives facility was built in Kerteh, Malaysia, and consists of four units: Butyl Acetate (BA), Butyl Glycol Ethers (BGE), Ethanol Amines (EA) and Alkoxylation. These units are integrated into a $1.2-billion petrochemical complex.
  • The team of engineers from Fluor and Union Carbide had to effectively integrate its efforts to meet the special challenges of the project.
  • The project required open and efficient communication from the team in order to coordinate with the other units of the petrochemical complex, including EOG, Butanol, and Infrastructure.
  • Fluor made a substantial contribution to the development of a new project work process (PWP) related to Process-Control Systems Engineering for Union Carbide that allows development of process and instrumentation diagrams and other deliverables more in line with the Process Industry practices.
  • The company developed Project and Process Criteria with input from all Union Carbide engineering functions that provide uniform guidance to all the engineers that worked on the project.