28 January 2011

The commercial startup of ExxonMobil's mega US$5-6 billion second petrochemical complex on Jurong Island, scheduled for the second half of this year, may be delayed. Citing some construction 'issues', sources said the startup could possibly now be pushed back to early next year. The US oil giant first broke ground in November 2007 for the complex - Singapore's largest single manufacturing investment to date - which was initially expected to begin operations in early 2011. This date was subsequently revised to H2 2011, when ExxonMobil provided a project update last April.