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Shell Chemicals Starts up Ethylene Glycol Plant in Singapore

4:14 AM MST | November 17, 2009 | Natasha Alperowicz

Shell Chemicals has announced the start-up of its monoethylene glycol (MEG) plant at the Shell Eastern Petrochemicals Complex on Jurong Island, Singapore. The 750,000 m.t./year facility is based on Shell's Omega process, which Shell is using for the first time. The project forms part of a much bigger petrochemicals investment in Singapore, which also includes a new 800,000-m.t./year ethylene plant, a butadiene extraction facility and modifications to Shell's Bukom refinery. These projects are scheduled to start up in early 2010. "The commissioning of the MEG...

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