Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Jurong MEG plant to be fully operational by June

Jurong MEG plant to be fully operational by June

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

Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 25th Sep 2021

EU extends GSP plus status for Pakistan with 6 new conventions

The European Union (EU) has extended its general system of...

Pic: Shutterstock

Apparel/Garments | On 25th Sep 2021

Bangladesh seeks Russian support for ensuring direct exports there

Bangladesh commerce minister Tipu Munshi recently sought Russian...

Pic: Boris-B / Shutterstock.com

Retail | On 25th Sep 2021

US’ Halloween spending to reach $10.14 bn this year: NRF

Consumer spending in the US on Halloween-related items is expected to ...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Led by MMF, Indian apparel exports likely to double in next 3 years

Water stewardship, Stakeholders

Water stewardship

Water use efficiency remains relatively unexplored

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Donating 20,000 N95 masks to hospitals & NGOs

Andrea Pelissero,

Andrea Pelissero

Located near Milan, Italy, and with 50 years of experience in the textile...

Zayed Moyeen,

Zayed Moyeen

Far East Knitting and Dyeing Industries LTD (FEKDIL) was established in...

Noemi Sanchez,

Noemi Sanchez

Established since 1846, Evlox is a specialised denim manufacturer with its ...

Sameer Sonkusale & Rachel Owyeung, Tufts University

Sameer Sonkusale & Rachel Owyeung
Tufts University

A team at the Tufts University in Massachusetts was recently in news for...

Karan Bose, Hula Global

Karan Bose
Hula Global

Hula Global, a leading isolation gown manufacturer in India, has been...

Seth Casden, Hologenix

Seth Casden

Hologenix is a material sciences company dedicated to developing products...

Sarah Denise Cordery, Sarah Denise Studio

Sarah Denise Cordery
Sarah Denise Studio

Manchester, England-based Sarah Denise Studio provides relevant fashion...

Archana Jaju, Label Archana Jaju

Archana Jaju
Label Archana Jaju

<b>Archana Jaju</b>’s Hyderabad-based eponymous label works with artisans...

Sweta Agarwal, A Humming Way

Sweta Agarwal
A Humming Way

A Humming Way (AHW) is inspired by the old-world regalia of Rajasthan...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


Leave your Comments

September 2021

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

Advanced Search