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PTT Global Chemical expands aromatics capacity

5:07 AM MST | November 28, 2013 | Deepti Ramesh

PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok) says that it has signed an engineering, procurement, and construction contract with SK Engineering & Construction (SK E&C; Seoul) and PTT Maintenance and Engineering (Map Ta Phut, Thailand), for PTTGC's debottlenecking project at the company's aromatics 2 plant at Map Ta Phut. The total investment in the project will be about $128.8 million and the project is expected to be completed by the end of 2015. The debottlenecking project will increase para-xylene capacity by 115,000 m.t./year, to 770,000 m.t./year; and...

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