APIC ’11: PETRONAS mulls MLLDPE, EVA plants in Malaysia

27 May 2011 20:41  [Source: ICIS news]

FUKUOKA, Japan (ICIS)--Malaysian state oil and gas firm PETRONAS may include a metallocene linear low density polyethylene (MLLDPE) plant and an ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) unit in its proposed integrated refinery and petrochemicals complex in the country’s southern state of Johor, an industry source said on Friday.

The proposed complex's naphtha cracker should have the capacity to produce 1.2m tonnes/year of ethylene, the source said.

He was speaking at the Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference (APIC) 2011, held in Fukuoka, Japan, on 26-27 May.

The full product slate of the proposed integrated petrochemicals complex has not been finalised, he said.

Investment costs for PETRONAS’ proposed integrated refinery and petrochemicals complex have been estimated at around $20bn (€14bn), with the complex expected to be commissioned by the end of 2016.

PETRONAS was not immediately available for comment.

Additional reporting by Peh Soo Hwee

($1 = €0.71)

By: Chow Bee Lin
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