Shell Singapore petchem project on track

31 October 2007 07:07  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Shell said on Wednesday that the petrochemicals project in Singapore - its largest single investment in Asia - was on schedule for a 2009/2010 startup.

“The majority of construction contracts have been awarded and the amount of resources mobilised is increasing daily,” Shell Eastern Petrochemicals Complex (SEPC) general manager Peter Eigsberg said in a statement.

“Contracts with service providers to support the operational phase of the project continue to be concluded,” he added.

Piling on the Jurong island-side of the project will near completion by end November 2007, and main structures will then start to be assembled, with similar actions to follow on the company’s ethylene cracker site.

The West Coast Ferry Terminal on mainland Singapore has also been re-commissioned as part of logistics requirements to ferry workers smoothly to Bukom island, Shell said.

The SEPC will include a 800,000 tonne/year ethylene cracker on Pulau Bukom and a 750,000 tonne/year mono-ethylene glycol plant on Jurong Island when it is completed.

By: Joyce Khoo
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