Shell completes Singapore refinery/petrochemical project

04 May 2010 08:52  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Energy major Shell said on Tuesday it had successfully completed its largest integrated petrochemical complex in Singapore.

"Creating Shell's largest integrated site will bring considerable synergies in terms of feedstocks, operations and logistics," said CEO Peter Voser at the official opening ceremony of the new mixed-feed 800,000 tonne/year cracker located in Bukom Island.

The project also includes modifications to Shell's Pulau Bukom Refinery enabling it to process a wider range of crudes to supply feedstock to the cracker.

A new ethylene jetty and cryogenic terminal were also built to enable the import and export of ethylene, the company said.

The bulk of the ethylene produced would be fed to a derivative 750,000 tonne/year monoethylene glycol (MEG) plant in Jurong Island but around 150,000 tonnes/year of the monomer is expected to be exported mainly to term customers in southeast Asia, market sources said.

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