Pengerang Integrated Petroleum Complex (PIPC)

The focus on oil and gas projects, arising from the Economic Transformation Programme, will create a more dynamic and progressive oil and gas industry in Malaysia. Malaysia companies will be able to partake with local and foreign investors to invest in new technologies, new products as well as create countless job opportunities as several of these petrochemical projects take off in the near future.

The Pengerang Integrated Petroleum Complex (PIPC) is one big step in creating value to the downstream oil and gas value chain in Johor. Sited in Pengerang, it is one of the largest pieces of investments in Pengerang district and located on a single plot measuring about 20,000 acres. The project will house oil refineries, naphtha crackers, petrochemical plants as well as a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal and a regasification plant.


In PIPC, oil refining facilities will add value to imported crude oil via the Pengerang Independent Deepwater Petroleum Terminal (PIDPT). New high-value and high-demand products and by-products, such as polymers, pharmaceutical products and plastics, will be created from the refined feedstock. In creating these products, Malaysia’s petrochemical complexes will be able to generate greater value and investments from its oil and gas sector.

As of January 2013, two major catalytic projects have been committed within the PIPC area. The RM5 billion Pengerang Independent Deepwater Petroleum Terminal (PIDPT) is a joint-venture between DIALOG Group of Malaysia, Royal Vopak of Netherlands and Johor State Secretary Incorporated (SSI). Construction of Phase 1 of the project has already started and is scheduled for completion by Q1 2014 and Phase 2 land reclamation is in progress. The total storage capacity available at PIDPT is planned for five million cubic metres by the year 2020.

The second mega-project within PIPC is PETRONAS’ RM60 billion Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) Project. The RAPID project site preparation is in progress and is expected to be commissioned by 2016. RAPID will have a 300,000 bbl. per day refining capacity while additional petrochemical plants will generate value to petroleum products produced in RAPID.

To ensure that various oil and gas projects within PIPC and storage hubs in all 3 key areas are managed and administered efficiently, a new dedicated Federal Government agency -">">Johor Petroleum Development Corporation (JPDC) - was created as subsidiary to MPRC. JPDC main role is to coordinate the development of PIPC as well as a one-stop information centre to assist investors, oil and gas players and local community. JPDC Board of Directors is well represented by both the Malaysian Federal Government and Johor State Government to align government effort in making PIPC a success. One of the crucial roles for the government is to put in infrastructure and utilities in Pengerang, Kota Tinggi District to cater for the future expansion needs once PIPC is in place. These include construction of new roads, installing a comprehensive network of power, telecommunications and water supplies, upgrading roads to highways to facilitate movements of goods and services and a centralised management of industrial waste products from the complex.

For further information regarding Pengerang Integrated Petroleum Complex (PIPC), please contact:

Johor Petroleum Development Corporation
Suite 17.03A, Level 17,
Menara MSC Cyberport,
No.5, Jalan Bukit Meldrum,
80300 Johor Bahru,
Johor, Malaysia.

Tel: +607 - 267 2900
Fax: +607 - 267 2999
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