13 March 2012 09:17 [Source: ICIS news]
“Everything is going very smoothly and we expect to begin pre-marketing in 2013,” the source said.
The project was announced in August 2011 and is expected to cost won (W) 1,000bn ($889m).
The company will be using the Honeywell UOP Parex process for the plant, with the feedstocks – isomer-grade xylenes (IX), toluene and C9 aromatics – to be equally supplied by SKGC and JX Nippon Oil, the source said.
Both companies will have equal PX offtakes after commercial production starts, he added.
SKGC also has a stake in the Singapore-based Jurong Aromatics Corp (JAC) aromatics project and is expecting an offtake of around 200,000 tonnes/year of PX after the facility starts up in late 2014.
($1 = W1,124.86)
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