The consortium comprising Barakah Offshore Petroleum Berhad’s wholly-owned subsidiary, PBJV Group Sdn Bhd and Beumer Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG has been awarded a contract by Asean Bintulu Fertilizer Sdn Bhd (“ABF”) for the Provision of Basic and Detailed Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning Package for Rejuvenation of Urea Ship Loading Facilities Project at Asean Bintulu Fertilizer Plant (“Plant”), Bintulu, Sarawak.
The project is being carried out from 1 June 2017 until 31 December 2019. There is an option for extension of 1 up to 4 months by ABF. PBJV’s work scope within the Contract is valued at around RM35.0 million.
ABF is a 63.5% subsidiary of Petroliam Nasional Berhad and is a joint venture of five Asean countries, namely Malaysia (63.5% share), Thailand (13%), Indonesia (13%), Philippines (9.5%) and Singapore (1%). The anhydrous ammonia and granular urea plant is operated by the Asean Bintulu Fertilizer Sdn. Bhd. (ABF). The plant commenced operation in 1985 and is among the largest granular urea plants in Asia.
The BEUMER Group is an international leader in the manufacture of intralogistics systems for conveying , loading, palletising, packaging, sortation and distribution technology applied in facilities for various industries such as cement, lime, gypsum, chemical, fertilizer, mining, food and beverage, pharmaceutical industry, airports, package and parcel industry, mail order business, multimedia and distribution. It has presence in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.
BEUMER’s job scope in the Contract is engineering, procurement, fabrication/ construction/installation for all components, works and facilities for the urea plant while PBJV will be involved in pre-commissioning, inspection and testing; commissioning, start-up and installation of the plant’s facilities. The facilities to be replaced/partially replaced are shiploader, compact substation, screening station, tripper car at bulk urea storage, reclaimer scrapper, conveyor systems and transfer station.
“We are excited to be working with BEUMER for upgrading and rejuvenating the facilities of one of the largest urea plants in Asia. This is part of our smart partnership initiative with leading international industry players to bring new technologies to Malaysia and this region. This project will expand our technical capability and workscope into more technology driven products and services. Given huge refinery and petrochemical plant investments in Malaysia,
we hope to be involved in more upgrading projects with technology partners in the near future,” cited Nik Hamdan Daud, the Group President and Chief Executive of Barakah.