ExxonMobil production unit in Singapore undergoing maintenance

11 June 2013 11:52  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--A production unit at ExxonMobil’s site at Jurong Island in Singapore is currently undergoing planned maintenance, a company spokesperson said on Tuesday.

“It [maintenance] is progressing as scheduled,” the company spokesperson said, without elaborating further.

ExxonMobil declined to identify which unit was involved in the turnaround, citing company policy.

“We have access to a global supply network and we continue to work with our customers on meeting their needs,” the spokesperson added.

Meanwhile, the company has started up an operating unit at the firm’s Singapore Chemical Plant which was previously shut for a scheduled turnaround, the spokesperson said.

Market sources said that the turnarounds would likely involve ExxonMobil’s 450,000 tonne/year paraxylene (PX) production unit at the plant.

The company’s aromatics recovery facility at the Singapore Chemical Plant can also produce 240,000 tonnes/year of benzene and 35,000 bbl/day of reformate.

ExxonMobil’s Jurong Aromatics Plant, also in Singapore, is able to produce 330,000 tonnes/year of benzene, 420,000 tonnes/year of PX, 242,000 tonnes/year of toluene and 206,000 tonnes/year of orthoxylene (OX).

By: Nurluqman Suratman

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