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Shell to restart naphtha cracker in Singapore after maintenance

December 05/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) --  Shell Singapore is due to restart its naphtha cracker in Bukom Island this week following a two months maintenance shutdown since the beginning of October 2019, reported CommoPlast.

Thus, this cracker was taken off-stream for the turnaround on 1 October 2019.

The cracker is able to produce 960,000 tons/year of ethylene and 550,000 tons/year of propylene.

As MRC informed earlier, in March 2019, Mammoet safely completed a critical lift at Shells Pennsylvania Chemicals Project in Potter Township, utilizing its MSG80 to hoist a 2,000 ton quench tower into position. The facility is the first major US project of its kind to be built outside of the Gulf Coast region in 20 years. Once operational, the facility will boast an ethane cracker and three polyethylene units, and is expected to employ up to 600 employees.

Ethylene and propylene are feedstocks for producing polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP).

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated PE consumption totalled 1,724,670 tonnes in the first ten months of 2019, up by 7% year on year. Shipments of all PE grades increased. The estimated PP consumption in the Russian market in January-October 2019 totalled 1,066,520 tonnes, up by 7% year on year. Supply of block copolymers of propylene (PP block copolymer) and homopolymer of propylene (homopolymer PP) increased, demand for statistical copolymers (PP random copolymer) decreased.

Royal Dutch Shell plc is an Anglo-Dutch multinational oil and gas company headquartered in The Hague, Netherlands and with its registered office in London, United Kingdom. It is the biggest company in the world in terms of revenue and one of the six oil and gas "supermajors". Shell is vertically integrated and is active in every area of the oil and gas industry, including exploration and production, refining, distribution and marketing, petrochemicals, power generation and trading.


mrcplast.com
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PP, PE, PP block copolymer, homopolymer PP, PP random copolymer, propylene, ethylene, Russia, Singapore, USA.
Category:General News
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