Petronas to Use LyondellBasell PP Technology
Malaysian national oil and gas giant Petronas has chosen LyondellBasell's technology for its 900,000 t/y polypropylene plant scheduled for mechanical completion in July 2018.
LyondellBasell is also preparing front-end engineering and design work to develop a detailed scope, execution plan and cost estimate for the plant. This is set to be completed by February 2015, with engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning expected for November 2015.
The facility projected to cost up to $27 billion is part of Petronas's Pengerang Integrated Complex project in the southern Malaysian state of Johor, aimed at strengthening the group's presence in the Asian chemicals market.