SKGC eyes June '14 start-up for new aromatics units in South Korea

25 July 2013 08:58  [Source: ICIS news]

CHANGSHA, China (ICIS)--South Korea’s SK Global Chemical (SKGC) plans to start up its new aromatics projects in Ulsan and Incheon in June 2014, a company source said on Thursday.

Each of the project would include a paraxylene (PX) and a benzene unit, the source said at the sidelines of the 11th CBI BTX forum 2013.

The Ulsan-based aromatics unit is a joint venture with Japan’s JX Nippon Oil and Energy, that has a nameplate capacity of 540,000 tonnes/year of benzene and 1m tonnes/year of PX, the source said.

The Incheon-based aromatics plant, on the other hand, has a nameplate capacity of 455,000 tonnes/year of benzene and 1.3m tonnes/year of PX, the source said.
SKGC also has a stake in the Singapore-based Jurong Aromatics Corp (JAC) aromatics project.

Jurong Aromatics Corp (JAC) will also start-up its new aromatics facility in Jurong Island, Singapore, in June 2014. The facility can produce 400,000 tonnes/year of benzene, 200,000 tonnes/year of orthoxylene (OX) and 800,000 tonnes of PX.

The two-day forum in Changsha, China ends 25 July.

Author: Ong Sheau Ling

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