Malaysia’s Petronas mulls new petrochemical complex in Kerteh

17 January 2011 08:26  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Malaysia’s Petronas is studying the feasibility of building a new petrochemical complex at Kerteh, Terengganu state, which would include a 1m tonne/year ethane cracker and downstream polymer plants, sources close to the state-owned oil major said on Monday.

“The complex will include a polyethylene (PE) plant and a polypropylene (PP) unit,” said one of the sources.

A second source told ICIS the planned PE and PP plants were expected to have a design capacity of at least 400,000 tonnes/year each.

Petronas was not immediately available to comment.

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