ExxonMobil reaches peak construction at new Singapore complex

06 January 2011 07:49  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--ExxonMobil has reached peak of construction with about 22,000 people working on its latest petrochemical project at Singapore’s chemicals hub on Jurong Island, a company spokesperson said on Thursday.

“We anticipate mechanical completion and start-up activities of the other new facilities in phases, beginning in late 2010 through 2011,” the spokesperson said in response to queries on a recent media report that said the project may be delayed to 2012.

Another company source, meanwhile, denied that there was a delay to the project.

ExxonMobil’s second petrochemical project in Singapore, which would include a 1m tonne/year cracker complex and associated derivative units, was expected to start up in 2011.

ExxonMobil’s first petrochemical project on Jurong Island, the Singapore Chemical Plant, was completed in 2001, according to the company’s website

An oxo-alcohols expansion project was completed and started up in July 2009, according to the spokesperson.

“Some units will begin start-up or come online as they are completed,” the spokesperson added.

With additional reporting by Helen Lee

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