VIETNAM: Kuwait Petroleum CEO touts progress on Nghi Son refinery & PC complex

NSRP, whose other partners are PetroVietnam, Idemitsu Kosan and Mitsui Chemicals, is building a complex in the northern Thanh Hoa Province to process 200,000 b/d of Kuwaiti crude and produce 700,000 t/y of paraxylene, 240,000 t/y of benzene and 370,000 t/y of polypropylene.

A consortium of JGC Corp., Chiyoda Corp., Technip, SK Group and GS Group is responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction of the complex.

Al-Rashidi expects production to begin in mid-2016, earlier than the previously anticipated 2017 date.

Source: Weekly "PetroChemical News", Durham, NC, USA; 16 June 2014
(Syed Rashid Ali, Karachi, Pakistan)