29 January 2013 10:46 [Source: ICIS news]
TOKYO (ICIS)--Engineering firm Chiyoda Corp has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to build a transalkylation unit (TAU) in Ehime prefecture by fellow Japan-based Taiyo Oil, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.
The unit, to be built at Taiyo Oil’s Shikoku Operations, will have a mixed xylene capacity of 300,000 tonnes/year, which will boost the refiner’s current capacity to 700,000 tonnes/year, Chiyoda said.
The construction is scheduled to start in September 2013 and it is expected to begin commercial production in November 2014, the company said.
The plant is estimated to cost a total of yen (Y) 6bn ($66m), according to Chiyoda.
Taiyo Oil’s Shikoku Operations has a refining capacity of 120,000 bbd/day, according to the refiner’s official website.
($1 = Y90.77)
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