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Shell to Debottleneck Singapore Cracker, Hike EO Capacity

9:38 AM MDT | June 13, 2011

Shell Chemicals says it plans to debottleneck its Singapore ethylene plant and has confirmed plans to raise capacity of its high-purity ethylene oxide (HPEO) plant there. The Bukom Island, Singapore cracker was taken offline earlier this year because of technical problems, but recently resumed operations. The company did not say by how much it is likely to increase capacity of the ethylene plant but said that “typically, a debottlenecking could add 15%-20% capacity.” Shell’s Bukom chemical complex, completed in March 2010, is designed to produce...

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