ExxonMobil Commissions Singapore Petrochemical Plant Expansion

  ExxonMobil Commissions Singapore Petrochemical Plant Expansion

  *Adds 2.6 million tonnes per year of new finished product capacity
  *World-scale facility increases jobs in Singapore
  *ExxonMobil begins producing specialty grade metallocene polymers in Asia

Business Wire

SINGAPORE -- December 28, 2012

ExxonMobil has commenced startup operations at one of the world’s largest
ethylene steam crackers, the centerpiece of the company’s multi-billion dollar
expansion project at its Singapore petrochemical complex.

A new 220-megawatt cogeneration plant joins with the existing 140-megawatt
cogeneration facility to ...

A new 220-megawatt cogeneration plant joins with the existing 140-megawatt
cogeneration facility to power ExxonMobil's expanded Singapore petrochemical
complex. Cogeneration is significantly more efficient than producing steam and
power separately and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. (Photo: Business Wire)

The expansion, powered by a new 220-megawatt cogeneration plant, adds 2.6
million tonnes per year of new finished product capacity. It includes two new
polyethylene plants, a polypropylene plant, a metallocene elastomers unit, an
oxo-alcohol unit and an aromatics expansion, all of which are completed and
beginning operation. Ethylene production is expected to start in the next few

“We have doubled the size of our finished product capacity at Singapore,
making this the largest chemical expansion project in ExxonMobil history,”
said Steve Pryor, president, ExxonMobil Chemical Company. “This is among the
most technically advanced and competitive manufacturing sites in Singapore and
the Asia Pacific region.”

The new cogeneration plant allows for the efficient generation of electricity
to run pumps, compressors and other equipment, while at the same time
producing additional steam needed in the production processes. Cogeneration is
significantly more efficient than traditional methods of producing steam and
power separately, resulting in lower operating costs and reduced greenhouse
gas emissions.

The petrochemical expansion is significant to ExxonMobil. It makes the
Singapore facility ExxonMobil’s largest refining and petrochemical complex. It
also marks the first production by ExxonMobil of its proprietary specialty
elastomers and metallocene-based polyethylene in the Asia Pacific region.

The expansion will increase the chemical plant workforce by 50 percent,
bringing total employment at ExxonMobil’s Singapore integrated refining and
chemical complex to 1,800. During peak construction, the project employed on
site 22,000 workers who achieved more than 80 million work hours with no
lost-time injuries in construction activities.

ExxonMobil has operated in Singapore for more than 100 years and is one of
Singapore’s largest foreign manufacturing investors. The company has expanded
refining and petrochemical production in Singapore to meet expected demand for
transportation fuels and the chemicals used for plastics and other
manufacturing across the Asia Pacific region.

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