Raw water facility in Johor's PIC starts operations

KOTA TINGGI: The first facility in the multi-billion ringgit Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC) Rapid Raw Water project (Pamer) had started operations as scheduled.

Petronas executive vice-president and chief executive officer downstream Mohd Arif Mahmood (pic) said Pamer would provide a total of 260 million litres per day (mld) of raw water.

He said apart from supplying the PIC, 30 mld of raw water would also be channelled to the Sungai Lebam reservoir to supplement the state's existing water supply.

The Pamer project involves the development of several main structures, namely the Seluyut dam and a water impound reservoir with a 73 million cubic metre capacity.

Others are an intake pump station at Sungai Sedeli Besar, a booster pump station at Sungai Seluyut, a terminal reservoir at Bukit Panjang and 90km of large water pipelines connecting these all together and to the PIC.

Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Mohamed Khaled Nordin opened the Seluyut dam located along Jalan Kota Tinggi near Felda Pasak.

Also present at the event were Petronas president and group chief executive officer Datuk Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin and senior vice president and CEO of Refinery and Petrochemical Corp Sen Bhd Dr Colin Wong Hee Huing.