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Shell Starts Commissioning Singapore Ethylene Plant

4:26 AM MST | February 26, 2010 | Alex Scott

Shell says it has completed major construction activities on its ethylene plant at Bukom Island, Singapore and that it has begun commissioning the facility. The plant has capacity for 800,000 m.t./year of ethylene. Construction of the facility required 39 million man-hours without any workers taking time off as a result of injury, the company says. The Bukom plant will feed an ethylene glycol (EG) unit at Jurong Island, Singapore that Shell opened in December 2009. The EG facility has a nameplate capacity of 750,000 m.t./year.   Shell Chemicals told CW...

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