PETRONAS Global Technical Solutions Sdn Bhd (PGTSSB) inked an agreement with Sarawak Petchem Sdn Bhd to provide advisory and technical support services for Sarawak’s first mega methanol plant.
Advisory on technical services, procurement and turnaround, and crucial operations and maintenance assistance for the Sarawak Methanol Project throughout its project execution and operation stages are all covered by the agreement.
It reflects Petronas’ commitment to assisting Sarawak Petchem in completing the megaproject, following the latter’s vision of “One Team, One Goal, One Spirit, Building Legacy”.
The deal also represents another step forward in Petronas’ and the State government’s long-standing partnership in Sarawak’s quest for growth, particularly in the downstream petrochemical industry.
Noor Ilias Mohd Idris, PGTSSB Board Chairman, said that Petronas was honoured to be the preferred energy and solutions partner of Sarawak Petchem in supporting the historic project for Sarawak’s oil and gas venture into the petrochemical sector.
He added Petronas was committed to helping facilitate Sarawak’s vision for their first mega methanol plant with their best-in-class technical and project delivery expertise.
“PGTSSB’s local experts are of multiple technical disciplines with rich experience in similar projects in Malaysia, and they can contribute towards ensuring a sustainable pipeline of technical talents in Sarawak Petchem through knowledge transfer.”
Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) is now offering Sarawak Petchem employees with tailored technical training in operations, maintenance, health, safety, and the environment.
In August, the first group of learners began virtual instructor-led instruction at INSTEP to begin their technical training.