GPCA ’12: India’s KECL to expand solvents plant by end-2012

27 November 2012 09:32  [Source: ICIS news]

DUBAI (ICIS)--India’s Kandla Energy and Chemicals (KECL) is scheduled to complete the expansion of its solvent plant in Gujarat state in India by the end of the year, raising its capacity to 350,000 tonnes/year from 200,000 tonnes/year at present, a company source said on Tuesday.

The solvent plant produces aromatics and aliphatic solvents, said KECL’s general manager, Anand Oza, at the sidelines of the seventh annual forum of GPCA (Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association) being held in Dubai on 27-29 November.

The company plans to establish a storage tank in the United Arab Emirates to cater to the rapidly growing solvents markets in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, said Oza.

Its targeted application markets in the GCC include oil-field chemicals and industrial wash oil, he added.

By: Chow Bee Lin
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