THAILAND: PTT Global Chemical awards EPC contract for aromatics II debottlenecking project

The approximately USD 128.8-million project will increase paraxylene capacity to 770,000 t/y from 655,000 t/y, benzene capacity to 390,000 t/y from 355,000 t/y and will add 20,000 t/y of orthoxylene capacity.

Completion of the expansion is scheduled for the end of 2015.

Source: Weekly "PetroChemical News", Durham, NC, USA; 9 Dec 2013
(Syed Rashid Ali, Karachi, Pakistan)