06 November 2007 05:25 [Source: ICIS news]
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“When this plant is completed in 2011, the
“Add to this our 605,000 bbls/day refinery, we will have in
Kwa was addressing guests at the groundbreaking ceremony of the chemical complex on
ExxonMobil currently has facilities at two sites in
The refinery also manufactures industrial and automotive lubricants.
The company will be producing close to 2m tonnes of ethylene per year when the project is completed - almost half of
“When both the ExxonMobil and Shell crackers come on stream,
Rival Anglo-Dutch energy major Shell is also building an 800,000 tonnes/year ethylene cracker on
When completed, the facility, called Shell Eastern Petrochemicals Complex (SEPC), will also include a 750,000 tonnes/year mono-ethylene glycol (MEG) plant on
The critical mass of ethylene will allow
The output of
Meanwhile, the new
In addition, the technology to produce high-end petrochemicals and specialty chemicals will be used for the first time by ExxonMobil in
“Currently there are over 2,200 people on the project team in seven locations. Going forward, we will need to recruit another 400 people to fill the plant and business positions,” he added.
($1 = S$1.45)
Florence Tan contributed to this article.
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