Project Snapshot
Second Singapore Petrochemical Project
Facility Type: Petrochemical
Scope: New Construction
Owner: ExxonMobil Chemical Corp.
Location: Jurong Island  Singapore
Region: Australasia
Modified:  September 10, 2008

Project description

ExxonMobil Chemical Co. on Nov. 6, 2007, broke ground on a second world-scale steam cracker complex in Singapore.

The new facility will be located at and integrated with the company's existing Singapore refinery, and it will offer the company feedstock, operating, and investment synergies for both the chemical plant and refinery. The project will help Singapore achieve its goal to be a global petrochemicals hub and will help ExxonMobil Chemical meet growing demand in Asia Pacific.

According to ExxonMobil Chemical, the new petrochemical project will include the following: a world-scale, 1 million ton-per-year (t/y) ethylene steam cracker, two 650,000-t/y polyethylene units, a 450,000-t/y polypropylene unit, a 300,000-t/y specialty elastomers unit, an aromatics extraction unit to produce 340,000 t/y of benzene, and an oxo-alcohol expansion of 125,000 t/y, and a 220-megawatt power cogeneration unit.

Jeffrey W. Davis, ExxonMobil Chemical's Asia Pacific manufacturing director, said the new complex will process a broad range of feedstocks and convert them into products such as new metallocene-based Vistamaxx specialty elastomers, Exceed polyethylene resins, and Exact plastomers.

ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd has awarded the design, engineering, procurement and construction (DEPC) contract for the steam cracker recovery unit to The Shaw Group. Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding and Heurtey have won the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) for the steam cracker furnaces. In addition, Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding has garnered EPC contracts for the polypropylene and specialty elastomers units. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has won the EPC contract for the two polyethylene units.

When the project concludes in early 2011, Singapore will be home to ExxonMobil's largest owned and operated petrochemical complex and its largest integrated chemical and refining site.

The project is expected to create as many as 10,000 construction jobs. The new facility will support approximately 400 permanent plant and business positions.

  Key Stats
Project type:
new construction
Facility type:
petrochemical plant
Major units:
ethylene steam cracker (1M t/y); two polyethylene units (650,000-t/y each); polypropylene unit (450,000 t/y); specialty elastomers unit (300,000 t/y); aromatics extraction unit (340,000 t/y); oxo-alcohol expansion of 125,000 t/y; 220-megawatt power cogeneration unit
benzene; oxo-alcohol; specialty elastomers; polyethylene resins; plastomers
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) (two large-scale polyethylene units [total capacity of 1.3M t/y]); WorleyParsons-FosterWheeler JV (project management; EPCM for new utilities, revamp certain refinery and chemical plant facilities, expand some chemical manufacturing facilities, add new tankage and interconnecting piping); The Shaw Group Inc. (EPC for 1M t/y olefins recovery facility and 220-MW power cogeneration unit)
  Related Articles
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WorleyParsons Wins Contract for ExxonMobil's Singapore Complex
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ExxonMobil Breaks Ground on Singapore Petchem Project
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ExxonMobil Awards Foster Wheeler Contract for Singapore Project
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MHI Wins Singapore Polyethylene Plant Contract from ExxonMobil
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ExxonMobil Chemical Awards Singapore EPC Contract to Shaw
Sep 14, 2007 - The Shaw Group Inc.'s Energy & Chemicals Group has won a contract to provide technology and EPC services for an olefins recovery facility and a 220-megawatt power cogeneration unit at Jurong Island, Singapore, for ExxonMobil Chemical.
ExxonMobil to Proceed with Steam-cracking Complex in Singapore
Sep 05, 2007 - ExxonMobil Chemical Co. has completed its detailed study of a second world-scale steam cracker complex in Singapore and made the final decision to proceed with construction.

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