Yokogawa Completes FEED as Main Automation Contractor for PETRONAS' RAPID Project in Malaysia

Tokyo, Japan - November 20, 2014

Yokogawa Electric Corporation today announced that its subsidiary, Yokogawa Kontrol (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. has completed the Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) for PETRONAS' Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) project in Pengerang, Johor, Malaysia. Yokogawa Kontrol (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. was awarded the FEED as the Main Automation Contractor (MAC) for RAPID.

Yokogawa will supply the CENTUM® VP production control system and the ProSafeR-RS safety instrumented system for RAPID, as well as advanced process control and plant information management systems which will ensure high productivity and safety at the complex. It is estimated this is Yokogawa's largest order for a project in Southeast Asia.

RAPID is part of PETRONAS' mammoth Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC) development worth an estimated USD$27 billion, which comprises of RAPID and its associated facilities including the Pengerang Cogeneration Plant, LNG Regasification Terminal, Air Separation Unit, Raw Water Supply Project as well as its Liquid Bulk Terminal and other ancillary facilities. RAPID will consist of a 300,000 barrels per stream day refinery and petrochemical complex with a combined capacity of producing 7.7 million tons per annum of various grades of products, including differentiated and specialty chemical products. PIC is poised for its refinery start-up by early 2019.

Through subsidiaries such as Yokogawa Kontrol (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. established in 1989, Yokogawa has supplied control systems and field instruments for various PETRONAS facilities. Yokogawa's highly reliable control systems, its strong engineering capabilities in Malaysia and other markets, coupled with its long experience in this field has garnered this latest win. Yokogawa will continue to the development of the oil and petrochemical industries in resource-rich markets such as Southeast Asia.

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