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Jurong MEG plant to be fully operational by June

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Mar '07
The construction of the Shell Eastern Petrochemicals Complex (SEPC) achieved a significant milestone as the first piles were driven into the ground on Pulau Bukom and Jurong Island.

When complete, the complex will include a new 800,000 tonnes per annum, world-scale ethylene cracker and a 750,000 tonnes per annum mono-ethylene glycol (MEG) plant. The project scope also includes modifications and additions to the Bukom Refinery.

These events were marked by three separate ceremonies that took place at the Ethylene Cracker Complex on Pulau Bukom, the MEG site on Jurong Island and at the existing Bukom Refinery.

Staff and contractors working on the project were invited to the ceremonies where the management team took the opportunity to congratulate them on the milestones achieved and to recognise the excellent safety record the project has achieved to date: one million exposure hours without a single recordable incident.

Construction of SEPC began in late October last year and remains on target for start-up in 2009/2010. With a current workforce of nearly 1,400 people and resources mobilised in over 15 locations from Glasgow to Tokyo, across five different time zones, the project has achieved a number of milestones already:

- Land reclamation works by JTC Corp for the cracker project have been successfully completed and handed over
- Offices for the Shell project team and Foster Wheeler's¹ office for the Bukom Refinery modifications, and the MEG project teams in Jurong, have been opened and are in use


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