APIC ‘17: Vietnam’s Long Son complex likely to start up in 2022

19 May 2017 07:37 Source:ICIS News

SAPPORO, Japan (ICIS)--Siam Cement Group will likely start operations at its Long Son Petrochemical Complex in Vietnam’s Khanh Hoa province in 2022 after making a final investment decision (FID) later this year, the company’s chemicals unit president said on Friday

“We plan to make the FID later this year… likely start-up is 2022,” SCG Chemicals president Cholanat Yanaranop told ICIS on the sidelines of the Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference (APIC) in Sapporo, Japan, which runs on 18-19 May.

The company earlier in March said that the complex will start up in 2021, with the FID to be made in the first half of 2017.

The project will go through an engineering phase for around eight months after the FID is announced, with construction likely to begin in the middle of next year, Yanaranop said.

The Long Son petrochemicals complex is positioned as Vietnam’s first petrochemical project expected to house a 1m tonnes/year ethylene cracker with flexible gas and naphtha feed.

The cracker will be fully integrated to downstream polyethylene and polypropylene (PP) capacities.

By Nurluqman Suratman