26 September 2013


Chandra Asri Expanding Naphtha Cracker;Toyo Engineering Gets Turnkey Contract 
Jakarta-Chandra Asri Petrochemical (CAP) has announced plans to invest an estimated $380-million in a 43% expansion of its Cilegon, Banten, Indonesia, naphtha cracker. The project will increase ethylene capacity to 860,000t/y from 600,000 t/y, propylene to 470,000t/y from 320,000t/y, py-gas to 400,000 from 280,000t/y and mixed C4 capacity to 315,000t/y from 220,000t/y. CAP has awarded Toyo Engineering a turnkey contract for detailed engineering, procurement of equipment and materials, and construction. Construction is scheduled to begin during the 2013 third quarter, with completion and the start of production in the fourth quarter of 2015. Toyo built CAP’s existing naphtha cracker based on Lummus technology in the 1990s and was also responsible for the front-end engineering design for this project. CAP said the expanded capacity will supply feedstock for its polypropylene production and mixed C4 to subsidiary Petrokimia Butadiene Indonesia’s butadiene plant. With the availability of large quantities of py-gas, CAP noted it will have the opportunity to build a benzene, toluene and mixed xylene production unit.
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