Jurong Aromatics lets contract for Singapore plant

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Oct. 23 -- Jurong Aromatics Corp. Pte. Ltd. has let a contract to UOP LLC, Des Plaines, Ill., for the technology and basic engineering services and equipment for an aromatics plant to be built on Jurong Island in Singapore.

UOP already is performing basic engineering design, and commissioning of the complex is slated for 2011. When completed, the plant will be one of the largest privately owned petrochemical facilities in Singapore.

Plans call for the plant to produce 800,000 tonnes/year of paraxylene, 200,000 tonnes/year of orthoxylene, and 450,000 tonnes/year of benzene.

The new facility will feature various UOP technologies for removing sulfur and for upgrading distillate materials for the production of clean fuels.

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