21 December 2010 11:54 [Source: ICIS news]
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The project would include a monoethylene glycol (MEG) plant with a capacity of up to 1.5m tonnes/year that would use Shell’s proprietary OMEGA technology, Shell added.
Also under consideration were other olefin derivative plants that would yield more than 2m tonnes/year of finished products, Shell said.
The feasibility study for the Shell/QP cracker and downstream units would now begin in earnest, a Shell spokeswoman said. The MEG plant is likely to be the world's largest and has been under consideration for some time.
Shell’s new 750,000 tonnes per annum MEG plant in Singapore is currently one of the world’s largest, the spokeswoman said, and the third facility worldwide, to use the Shell technology. Other plants using OMEGA are operating in
Qatar Petroleum and Shell are jointly building the Pearl Gas to Liquids (GTL) and Qatargas 4 LNG facilities at
“Together with Shell, we aim to study and develop a major petrochemical complex which aligns with our plans of increased petrochemical production and diversification of our product portfolio,” said Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah,
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