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Shell to Debottleneck Singapore Cracker, Hike EO Capacity

9:03 PM MDT | May 27, 2011 | Natasha Alperowicz in Fukuoka

Shell Chemicals says it plans to debottleneck its Singapore ethylene plant and it has confirmed plans to raise capacity of its high-purity ethylene oxide (HPEO) plant in Singapore. Iain John Lo, v.p./new business development at Shell made the announcement at the recent APIC 2011 event at Fukuoka, Japan. The Bukom Island, Singapore cracker was taken offline earlier this year because of technical problems but has resumed operations recently, Lo says. The company did not say by how much it is likely to increase capacity of the ethylene plant but said that...

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