Thermax is supplying low pressure steam chillers to Petronas, an integrated petrochemical giant in Malaysia. The order for the equipment was placed by the South Korean EPC major, Samsung Engineering. The chillers – three of 2413 TR and two of 948 TR – will be used for process cooling at the ethylene oxide and ethylene glycol plant of the Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) project of Petronas, coming up in South Eastern Johor. Bagging this order from Samsung is an important win for Thermax as South Korea is one of the leading nations deploying absorption technology. Thermax was chosen from the local and global options available.
Thermax supplied two heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) to Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), a leading hydrocarbon exploration and production company of the Sultanate. One HRSG will convert PDO’s existing gas turbine power plant to a high-efficiency combined cycle power plant at SaihRawl. The second one is for PDO’s greenfield combined cycle project at Lekweir. At the existing plant in SaihRawl plant, Thermax’s HRSG will harness gas turbine exhaust to generate an additional 58 MW. This eco-friendly solution would reduce heat emission to the environment. The consortium of Bahwan Engineering Group and Obrascón HuarteLain, Spain/Oman selected Thermax, an approved vendor of PDO to design, manufacture and supply the high-efficiency equipment. The consultant of the project is Técnicas Reunidas, Spain. The other HRSG at the Lekweir greenfield project will feed an additional 34 MW green power to the grid. Zawawi Power Tech Engineering is the EPC agency with Worley Parson engaged as consultant. Thermax is participating in Oman’s national endeavour to encourage indigenous production. The equipment despatched will have some of their components assembled locally in Oman. Thermax’s Boiler & Heater division has previous experience of supplying boilers and heaters in the Sultanate of Oman, and works in association with Hi-tech Services & Supplies LLC. The business division regularly supplies high efficiency heating systems to global clients.