Japan’s Mitsui Engineering wins contract for Singapore MLLDPE plant

17 January 2013 12:31  [Source: ICIS news]

TOKYO (ICIS)--Japanese engineering firm Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding on Thursday said it has been awarded a contract to build a 300,000 tonne/year metallocene linear low density polyethylene (MLLDPE) plant on Jurong Island, Singapore, the company said on Thursday.

The contract was awarded by Japan-based Prime Polymer. Financial details were not disclosed.

Demand for Prime Polymer's MLLDPE, under the name Evolue, is expected to rapidly increase in Asia as a packaging sealant, Mitsui Engineering said.

This would be the 31st petrochemical plant Mitsui Engineering will build in Singapore since 1982, the company added.

According to Prime Polymer, the MLLDPE plant is expected to be completed by December 2014.

By: Tomomi Yokomura
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