New projects and permanent plant shutdowns: January 12-19, 2010

25 January 2010 00:00  [Source: ICB]

NEW PROJECTS
Company Location Product Capacity* Process Contractor Cost Start-up Status
Arvand Petrochemical Assaluyeh, Iran polyvinyl chloride (PVC) 340,000 - - - - D
ethylene dichloride (EDC) 340,000 - - - - D
vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) 340,000 - - - - D
caustic soda 635,000 - - - - D
BASF Ludwigshafen, Germany Trilon M methylglycine diacetic acid - - - - January 2010 C
CNOOC & Shell Petrochemicals Daya Bay, Huizhou, Guangdong, China ethylene (x)200,000; 1mT - - - June 2010 P
polyolefins: low density polyethylene (LDPE), high density polyethylene (HDPE), linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) and polypropylene (PP) (x)20% - - - June 2010 P
DuPont Circleville, Ohio, US Tedlar films used in photovoltaic backsheets - - - $175m (in addition to $120m, announced August) September 2011 P
GD Younglight Energy and Chemical Ningxia Ningdong Energy and Chemical base, Ningxia, China coal-based poly-generation 1.2m - - part of $1.42bn 2012 P
acetic acid 300,000 - - part of $1.42bn 2012 P
vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) 300,000 - - part of $1.42bn 2012 P
polyvinyl acetate (PVA) 100,000 - - part of $1.42bn 2012 P
1,4-butanediol (BDO) 100,000 - - part of $1.42bn 2012 P
Honam Petrochemical Yeosu, South Korea ethylene (x)250,000; 1mT - - - Q3 2012 P
HDPE (x)210,000; 580,000T - - - Q3 2012 P
Jiaxing Petrochemical Jiaxing, Zhejiang, China purified terephthalic acid (PTA) 800,000 - - part of $445m 2012 P
LANXESS Singapore butyl rubber 100,000 - - €400m 2013 P
Mitsubishi Chemical Haldia, West Bengal, India PTA 800,000 - - - January 2010 C
Morvarid Petrochemical Assaluyeh, Iran ethylene 500,000 - - - - D
PolymerLatex Pasir Gudang, Johor, Malaysia acrylonitrile butadiene rubber 100,000 - - - - C
Praxair Memphis, Tennessee, US air separation 450 tons/day - - - - P
Sinopec-SABIC Tianjin Petrochemical Tianjin, China ethylene 1m - - - January 2010 C
Zhenhai Refining & Chemical Ningbo, Zhejiang, China PE 450,000 - - - March 2010 C
PP 300,000 - - - March 2010 C
ethylene 1m - - - March 2010 C
monoethylene glycol (MEG) 650,000 - - - March 2010 C
aromatics 500,000 - - - April 2010 C
Zhenhai Refining and Chemical/LyondellBasell Industries Ningbo, Zhejiang, China propylene oxide (PO) 285,000 LyondellBasell - - March 2010 C
styrene monomer (SM) 620,000 - - - March 2010 C

PERMANENT PLANT SHUTDOWNS
Company Location Product Capacity, kt Process Contractor Cost Shutdown
Showa Denko K.K. Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) 10,000 - - - January 2010

Notes: *Capacity: figures given in tonnes/year; tonnes/day are converted by multiplying by 330. (x) = expansion; T = total capacity including expansion.

Start-up: Dates given are for planned start-up. H1 = 1st half year; H2 = 2nd half year; Q1 = 1st quarter; Q2 = 2nd quarter; Q3 = 3rd quarter; Q4 = 4th quarter.

Status: S = study; P = planned; A = approval; E = engineering; U = under construction; C = completed; D = delayed.


By: Anna Jagger
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