Japan Energy plans aromatics complex

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Dec. 13 -- Japan Energy Corp. will invest ¥70 billion to build a 580,000 tonne/year (tpy) aromatics complex and a 60,000 b/sd condensate splitter at the 190,000 b/sd Kashima Oil Refinery.

The new complex, which will use Axens technologies, is scheduled to start-up in early 2008.

The complex will produce 410,000 tpy of paraxylene and 170,000 tpy of benzene from a feedstock of 20,000 b/sd of heavy naphtha from imported condensate.

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