Oschatz to build steam power plant in Malaysia
Once again the Essen-based EPC Oschatz GmbH has received a new order from the client BASF Petronas in Malaysia. Oschatz will supply the expanding chemical site in Kuantan with two additional steam boilers, thus securing a stable production output at the location.
To substitute an older steam plant nearby and to ensure the sufficient steam supply for the years to come, the owner/operator decided in favour of a further investment. For this reason, the EPC was awarded the contract to design and build two natural gas-fired steam boilers with an average steam output of over 100 t per hour apiece. Furthermore, the new power plant will be equipped with an 18 MW turbine, so the steam that is produced in the boilers, can be converted into electricity, if necessary.
The Oschatz Group will be in charge of the whole supply chain, ranging from engineering to procurement, manufacturing, assembly of steel structure and boilers, connection of the plant to three different steam networks all the way to the commissioning of the plant.
The contractor was able to prevail over an international competition in a global tender and gained the order by the end of June 2016. “I suppose our expertise as well as our sustainable boiler concept were determining factors for the awarding of the contract,” Heinz Wienen, Head of Sales with Oschatz said (our picture), adding: “But also beyond that, Oschatz was surely able to score some points. Within the past years, we’ve done a continuously good job for BASF Petronas at their site in Kuantan and therefore know the location by heart.”
The fabrication of the two steam boilers at the Oschatz manufacturing site in Turkey just started at the end of August 2016. In spring 2017, assembly of the steel structure and afterwards the boilers will commence in Kuantan, so the plant can be handed over to the customer ready for operation in spring 2018.