SC'00: Asia might get over 11m t/y new C2 capacity by '05

14 December 2000 09:43  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (CNI)--Additional ethylene (C2) production capacity in Asia, excluding Japan, could reach over 11m tonne/year within the next four to five years if all projects and expansions are realised, according to consultancy Chem Systems.

Danley Wolfe, director with Chem Systems, said China alone would see an additional ethylene capacity of more than 5m tonne/year by 2005 if planned new joint-venture projects with foreign partner and expansions of existing plants go ahead. He was speaking here at the 4th World Styrene Conference (SC'00).*

Wolfe said that joint-venture projects in China, in particular, appeared to be going ahead and state petrochemicals giant China Petroleum & Chemical Corp (Sinopec) continues to emphasise modernisation and expansion of selected complexes.

Outside China and Japan, he forecast that east and southeast Asia would get additional new capacities of 6m tonne/year by 2005, should its planned new projects and expansions go ahead.

Nevertheless, despite the planned boost in C2 capacities in the region, Wolfe said Asia would remain the largest ethylene importing region and the Middle East the biggest exporter.

Asian C2 projects and expansions, outside Japan and China, in '000 tonne/year:

Producer

Location

Capacity

Year

Comment

ExxonMobil

Singapore, Jurong Island

800

2000/2001

 

Rayong Olefins

Thailand, Map Ta Phut

200

2001

 

Petronas/Union Carbide

Malaysia, Kertih

600

2001

 

National Petrochemical Plc

Thailand, Map Ta Phut

60

2002

Planning

Thai Olefins Co

Thailand, Map Ta Phut

315

2003

Planning

Singapore No 4

Singapore, Jurong Island

800 to 1000

2004

Planning

Phil PPDC

Philippines, Bataan

600

2004

Planning

Chandra Asri

Indonesia, West Java

165

2002

Inactive

Indon TPPI

Indonesia, East Java

700

2004

Construction stopped

Formosa

Taiwan, Mai Liao

900

2000

 

Daelim/Hanwha

South Korea, Yeochon

200

2000

 

Haldia

India, Haldia

420

2000

 

Gail

India, Auraiya

200

2002

 

Reliance

India, Hazira

150

2002

 

Source: Chem Systems/IBM

China cracker capacities, expansions, and planned joint-venture projects, '000 tonne/year:

Company

Location

1999 Capacity

Expansion

Daqing Petrochemical

Heilongjiang

480

 

Dongfang Chemical

Beijing

160

 

Dushanzi Petrochemical

Dushanzi

140

 

Fushun Petrochemical

Fushun

140

 

Guangzhou Ethylen

Guangzhou

150

+80 by 2001

Jilin Chemical

Jilin

440

 

Lanzhou Chemical

Lanzhou

160

 

Liaoyang Petrochemical

Liaoyang

160

 

Maoming Petrochemical

Guangzhou

380

 

Panjan NG Chemical

Panjan

160

 

Qilu Petrochemical

Zibo

450

+150 in 2003

Shanghai Petrochemical

Shanghai

545

+300 in 2000

Tianjin Petrochemical

Tianjin

140

+60 in 2000

Yangzi Petrochemical

Nanjing

400

+250 in 2001

Yanshan Petrochemical

Beijing

500

+160 in 2000

Zhongyuan Petrochemical

Henan

140

+40 in 2000

 

 

 

 

Selected joint ventures:

 

 

 

Shell/CNOOC

Nanhai

 

800

BP/Shanghai Petrochemical

Shanghai

 

900

BASF/Sinopec

Nanjing

 

600

Dow/Sinopec

Tianjin

 

600

ExxonMobil

Fujian

 

600

Formosa

N/a

 

600

Source: Chem Systems/IBM

* The two-day conference, organised by CNI sister publications Asian Chemical News and ICIS-LOR, ends Thursday.


By: Stefan Baumgarten
+1 713 525 2653



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