Melaka Refinery Complex rebrands as Melaka Energy Park
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Melaka Refinery Complex rebrands as Melaka Energy Park

In a significant rebranding move, the Malaysian Refining Company Sdn Bhd (MRCSB), a PETRONAS subsidiary, has renamed its Melaka Refinery Complex to Melaka Energy Park. This change marks the 30th anniversary of one of Malaysia’s largest refining sites and signifies a renewed focus on producing cleaner, safer, and more efficient energy solutions.

Located in Sungai Udang, the newly named Melaka Energy Park aims to enhance its production capabilities to meet the increasing demands of various industries, including aviation and manufacturing. The park plays a crucial role in the energy sector, supplying 60% of the petroleum products needed by Peninsular Malaysia, with a production rate of 300,000 barrels per day.

Ahmad Adly Alias, vice president of Refining, Marketing & Trading Downstream at PETRONAS and chairman of MRCSB, emphasised the refinery’s broad impact. “Our products, like the base oil used by the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team, exemplify our global reach and our commitment to maintaining competitiveness and creating value in the energy market,” he said.

The facility is known for its advanced processing units capable of handling a variety of crude oils. A noteworthy addition to the park is the DELIMA plant, launched in 2021, which produces EURO-5 Diesel. Euro 5 diesel standards specify a maximum sulfur content of 10 parts per million (ppm). This significant reduction in sulfur content compared to previous standards (Euro 4 diesel had a limit of 50 ppm) helps in reducing the amount of sulfur dioxide emissions from diesel engines, which are harmful to the environment and to human health..

Ahmad Farid Yacob, MRCSBโ€™s managing director and CEO, reflected on the company’s journey, “Over the past three decades, we’ve turned many ambitious dreams into reality, thanks to our dedicated team and the unwavering support from the local community.”

The renaming ceremony also served as a platform to honor PETRONASโ€™ 50th anniversary with a symbolic torch-bearing event. This ceremony featured the ignition of one of the Twin Torches, which will travel across the nation highlighting PETRONAS’ contributions to Malaysiaโ€™s development over the past five decades. PETRONAS is Malaysia’s state-owned oil and gas company. The celebration is set to culminate in Kuala Lumpur on August 17, 2024.