Singapore's Eurochem delays Nigeria olefins project – UOP

19 January 2011 11:26  [Source: ICIS news]

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LONDON (ICIS)--Singapore-based Eurochem has delayed its 1.3m tonne/year methanol-to-olefins (MTO) project in Lagos, Nigeria, technology provider for the project UOP confirmed late on Tuesday.

“I can confirm that the project has been delayed and construction has not been completed as planned,” said a spokeswoman for the US-based process technology company.

She was unable to provide Eurochem’s revised schedule, and nobody at Eurochem was immediately available to comment. The project was originally scheduled to start up in 2012.

UOP announced in 2008 that it would supply its MTO and cracking processes for the 1.3m tonne/year olefins project. The company developed the MTO process jointly with Norsk Hydro, and the olefins cracking process jointly with Total Petrochemicals.

UOP, which is part of Honeywell, is based in based in Des Plaines, Illinois.

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