Shell Singapore plans to expand Bukom cracker capacity by up to 20%

03 October 2012 11:36  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Energy giant Shell plans to expand the capacity of its 800,000 tonne/year cracker at Pulau Bukom in Singapore by up to 20%, via a debottlenecking process, a company spokesperson said on Wednesday.

“We can confirm that Shell plans to debottleneck the ethylene cracker at Pulau Bukom manufacturing site,” the spokesperson said in an email.

“Debottlenecks in the industry typically result in 10-20% increase in capacity,” the spokesperson added.

The company did not provide a timetable for the expansion.

By: Pearl Bantillo
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