07/05/2010

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Lanxess selects key suppliers for butyl rubber plant in Singapore

Lanxess has finalised contracts with Sembcorp Industries Ltd, TP Utilities Pte Ltd (a wholly-owned unit of Tuas Power Ltd), Foster Wheeler Asia Pacific Pte Ltd and Stolthaven Singapore Pte Ltd. Previously, Lanxess has signed an agreement with Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd to supply Raffinate 1 - a product created through butadiene extraction - by pipeline from neighbouring Bukom Island, which is part of the Shell Eastern Petrochemicals Complex.
For utility services, Lanxess has selected Singaporean companies Sembcorp and TP Utilities. Sembcorp will treat process wastewater from Lanxess' butyl rubber plant. TP Utilities will provide steam, high-grade industrial water and demineralised water to the plant.
The contract for engineering, procurement services and construction management (EPCm), was awarded to Foster Wheeler, which has operations in Singapore for more than 30 years and is headquartered in Switzerland. In addition, Stolthaven Singapore, a subsidiary of the Norwegian listed company Stolt-Nielsen Group S.A., will provide Lanxess with a pipeline as well as intermediate storage for chemicals and liquefied petroleum gasses, such as Raffinate-1, Raffinate-2 and isobutylene. The storage facility will be housed in a new storage terminal, which is expected to be ready by the third quarter of 2011.

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