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London-based Petrofac won a contract to build a refinery from Malaysia’s state-owned Petronas worth US$500 million.

The refinery will be at Petronas’ Refinery and Petrochemicals Integrated Development (RAPID) project in Pengerang, Johor, Malaysia.

Petrofac will engineer, procure, construct and commission three sulfur recovery units, two amine regeneration units, two sour water stripping units, a liquid sulfur storage units and a sulfur solidification package unit.

The refinery will have a 300,000 barrels per stream day capacity and will supply naphtha and liquid petroleum gas feedstock for the RAPID petrochemical complex.

The refinery will also produce a host of refined petroleum products, including gasoline and diesel for export to the EU.

Petronas estimates RAPID will cost $16 billion and associated installations for the project will require an additional investment of approximately $11 billion.

RAPID’s refinery is expected to be operational in early 2019.