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ExxonMobil recently announced that its Singapore Chemical Plant is now producing ethylene from the facility’s second world-scale steam cracker. The expansion is integrated with the existing petrochemical plant. Over the next few weeks, the petrochemical complex, powered by a 375-MW cogeneration plant, is expected to increase production at its three polyethylene plants, two polypropylene plants, a specialty metallocene elastomers unit, and the expanded oxo-alcohol and aromatics units.
“This expansion gives ExxonMobil unparalleled feedstock flexibility in the industry and positions the Singapore petrochemical complex well to serve growth markets from China to the Indian sub-continent and beyond,” said Matthew Aguiar, chairman and managing director of ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. “We are committed to meeting the regional demand for petrochemical products and to contributing to Singapore’s growth.”
ExxonMobil completed construction of the expansion in December 2012 and is producing commercial grades of new products, such as specialty metallocene elastomers, for the first time in the Asia-Pacific region.
For additional information, visit www.exxonmobilchemical.com.