Toyo Engineering was awarded a contract from Chandra Asri
Petrochemical in Indonesia,
officials said on Tuesday. The agreement is
designed to expand the capacity of an existing naphtha
cracking plant located in the suburbs of Cilegon on the western
tip of Java.
The aim of the project is to expand the ethylene
capacity of the plant, which was built on the basis of
Lummus technology in the 1990s. The expansion will take the plant
from a current capacity of 600,000 tpy to
Toyo said it was awarded the contract for detailed
engineering, procurement, and construction based on the
clients appreciation of Toyo's experience in the construction of the existing plant.
The client also appreciated various proposals submitted by Toyo
through front-end engineering design (FEED) performed
for this project since July 2012, which led
to this award.
The project is scheduled for completion at the end of
The Indonesian market, with a population of approximately 240
million and rapid economic growth, offers expanding demand for
petrochemical products, according to
Toyo officials. Toyo says it is currently constructing
Indonesia's first butadiene plant, also for Chandra Asri Petrochemical. Toyo officials say
that project will soon be completed.
Toyo is also implementing three large fertilizer projects on the islands of
Kalimantan, Sumatra, and Sulawesi.
With further ethylene downstream facilities being planned in
Indonesia, Toyo says it will strive to actively
expand its business in the country in collaboration with
PT Inti Karya Persada Tehnik (IKPT), a Toyo group company.