PCC SE is setting up a production facility for oxyalkylates (non-ionic surfactants and polyether polyols) in Malaysia in a 50/50 joint venture with one of the leading integrated chemical players in Southeast Asia, PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG). We thus expand some of our core businesses into the growth markets of Asia. The production facility for oxyalkylates will be built at the strategically very well-located petrochemical complex that PCG, as part of the global oil and gas company PETRONAS, operates in Kertih in the Malaysian province of Terengganu. The image above shows an aerial view of the Kertih Integrated Petrochemical Complex (KIPC).

Joint venture:PCG PCC Oxyalkylates Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (formerly: PCC Okyalkylates Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
Joint venture partners:PCC SE: extensive expertise in surfactants (PCC Exol SA) and polyols (PCC Rokita SA)

PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG): one of the leading integrated chemical players in Southeast Asia; part of the oil and gas company PETRONAS

Location:Kertih, Terengganu (Malaysia)
Site advantages:PCG’s Kertih Integrated Petrochemical Complex, Terengganu:

  • Secure raw materials availability (esp. ehthylene oxide)
  • Excellent infrastructure
  • Direct seaport access (competitive international logistics costs)
Projected facility:Construction of an oxyalkylate plant to produce:

  • Ethoxylates (non-ionic surfactants) and
  • Polyether polyols

Establishing a joint research and development center

Objective of PCC:Expansion of core businesses into the growth market of Asia
Project course:2017:

  • Foundation of PCC-OM as a PCC project company

2020:

  • Sale of 50% of the shares in PCC-OM to PCG

2021:

  • In June 2021, the “Final Notice to Proceed” was issued to the plant manufacturer.
  • In July 2021, a project financing was signed with a local Malaysian bank.
  • In October 2021, official start of construction (groundbreaking on October 28, 2021).
  • In November 2021, the joint venture has been rebranded PCG PCC Oxyalkylates Sdn. Bhd.

2023:

  • 3rd quarter: Planned commissioning