PT Pertamina (Persero) and Saudi Aramco have recently awarded the Engineering and Project Management Services Contract to conduct the Basic Engineering Design (BED) study for their joint Cilacap Refinery upgrade project to Amec Foster Wheeler Energy Limited.
The contract was signed by Mr. Said Al-Hadrami, Vice President of International Operations, Saudi Aramco and Mr. Rachmad Hardadi, Refining Director of PT Pertamina at Pertamina’s Head Office in Jakarta. "As the Cilacap refinery upgrade will be implemented jointly by Pertamina and Saudi Aramco, this milestone is considered as a significant achievement towards this joint venture formation. It is essential to have a strategic partner with both technical and financial capability to execute such a large project. Saudi Aramco is an ideal partner," said Rachmad Hardadi.
Amec Foster Wheeler will develop the scope for the proposed upgrade project for the existing refinery located in central Java and will finalize the process configuration and licensors’ packages over the next nine months. The upgrade of the Cilacap Refinery is part of Pertamina’s Refinery Development Master Plan (RDMP), aimed at improving Indonesia’s energy security and involves the expansion and upgrade of its domestic refineries. The companies are targeting to complete the front end engineering design (FEED) stage in 2018, and kick off the EPC phase in 2019. The project upgrade is targeted for completion by the end of 2022.