ExxonMobil eyes new Singapore ethylene unit

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Jan. 4 -- ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Ltd. let a project coordination and services contract to Foster Wheeler Ltd. and WorleyParsons Ltd., Sydney, for a second ethylene cracker and downstream units under study for its growing Singapore chemical plant.

Value of the contract for the Singapore Parallel Train project wasn't disclosed.

If the project proceeds to the next stage, Foster Wheeler and WorleyParsons also would be responsible for front-end engineering design and the potential engineering, procurement and construction of some facilities, Foster Wheeler said.

ExxonMobil Chemical Co. in December appointed Georges Grosliere, site manager of the Singapore chemical plant, as project executive for the possible second steam-cracking train.

The new cracker, which ExxonMobil describes as "world-scale," would be integrated with an ethylene plant that will have capacity exceeding 900,000 tonnes/year after completion of a 75,000-tonne/year expansion in the fourth quarter of this year (OGJ, Feb. 7, 2005, Newsletter). The chemical facility, which was ExxonMobil Chemical's single largest investment in the world when it started up in 2001, operates alongside ExxonMobil's 605,000 b/cd Singapore refinery.

Along with the new ethylene cracker, the parallel train under study would include new world-scale polyethylene, polyproplylene, and speciality elastomer plants, an aromatics extraction unit, and oxoalcohol expansion.

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