Indorama plans upgrades at Nigerian ethylene plant

11 February 2010 22:03  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS news)--An Indorama subsidiary plans to upgrade its ethylene plant in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, a contractor said on Thursday.

The subsidiary, Eleme Petrochemicals, is revamping six Millisecond furnaces, said KBR, which won a contract to provide technology licensing and engineering services related for the project.

Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.

The project is intended to improve run lengths as well as overall performance and reliability, KBR said. 

KBR also designed and engineered the plant, which came on stream in 1995.

The ethylene plant is part of a complex that includes a polyolefins unit and a power plant. The capacity of the complex is 240,000 tonnes/year of polyethylene (PE) and 95,000 tonnes/year of polypropylene (PP).

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By: Al Greenwood
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