PCG To Build a Melamine Plant in Gurun, Kedah

PCG To Build a Melamine Plant in Gurun, Kedah

Kuala Lumpur, 20 January 2022 – PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG) will be building a 60,000 tonnes per annum melamine plant in Gurun, Kedah.

This will make it the sole melamine producer in Southeast Asia (SEA).  

Targeted to come onstream in 2024, this project is in line with PCG’s growth journey to expand into derivatives. It will add value to the molecules from its existing products such as urea, methanol, polyolefins, and others.

PCG, through its wholly owned subsidiary, PETRONAS Chemicals Fertiliser Kedah, will be using the urea as feedstock to produce melamine. 

Ir. Mohd Yusri Mohamed Yusof, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of PCG says this strengthens the company’s strategy.

“This is a significant milestone for PCG and further strengthens our strategy of diversifying our product portfolio,”

“By housing the plant within the vicinity of PCFK, we will be able to maximise the overall value through the integration of feedstock and utilities with the existing PCFK facility.”