SHELL NEDERLAND PLANS PETROCHEM UNITS

Shell Nederland Chemie NV plans a $53 million project to install a propene splitter and expand an isopropyl alcohol (IPA) plant at its Pernis petrochemical site near Rotterdam. The project will increase propene production capacity at Pernis to 230,000 metric tons/year from 140,000 metric tons/year. Feedstock will come from the Pernis refinery. IPA production will be boosted at an existing plant, allowing an older IPA unit to be shut down. Total IPA production capacity will remain un-changed.

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