APIC ’13: Indonesia’s Chandra Asri eyes cracker expansion by 2015

09 May 2013 10:20  [Source: ICIS news]

TAPEI (ICIS)--Indonesia's Chandra Asri plans to expand the ethylene nameplate capacity at its 600,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker in Cilegon in West Java by 2015, a company source said on Thursday.

The company plans to raise the ethylene nameplate capacity by another 220,000-250,000 tonnes/year to 820,000-850,000 tonnes/year, he said at the sidelines of the Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference (APIC 2013), which is being held in Taipei on 9-10 May.

The expansion plans, however, are still pending approval from company directors, the source added.

Chandra Asri is the country’s sole cracker operator.

By: Peh Soo Hwee
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