ExxonMobil's Singapore cracker aims for 100% ops rate-source

19 June 2009 06:20  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Energy major ExxonMobil is expected to achieve 100% operating rates at its Singapore ethylene plant later on Friday after it successfully completed its maintenance turnaround, a source close to the company said.

The 900,000 tonne/year ethylene plant, which uses mixed feedstock, is located at Jurong Island. It was shut on 3 May for an 8-week turnaround but was restarted almost two weeks before schedule on Thursday, sources said.

ExxonMobil’s downstream units consisting of a 480,000 tonne/year polyethylene (PE) plant and a 275,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) unit were restarted earlier this week.

ExxonMobil’s spokesperson had at the time declined to comment on the operational status of each of its plants.

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By: Steve Tan
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