Exxonmobil's Singapore Project Faces Delay

Exxonmobil's second petrochemical project at Singapore's Jurong Island could be delayed until 2012 due to difficulties in mechanical and construction works.

The company began the project on November 2007, and it was expected to start in 2011, according to platts.com.

The project includes a one million tons-a-year steam cracker, comprising of two 650,000t-a-year polyethylene plants and a 450,000t-a-year polypropylene plant.

The project also includes a 300,000t-a-year speciality elastomers plant, an aromatics extraction plant with capacity to produce 340,000t year of benzene, a 125,000t a year oxo-alcohols unit and an 80,000t-a-year paraxylene plant.