March 2012

Trends and Resources

HP Construction: Asia Pacific

Total is consolidating its positions in petrochemicals in Asia with a new expansion and upgrading project for the Daesan complex in South Korea, which the group owns with Samsung as part of the Samsun..

Meche, Helen, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Total is consolidating its positions in petrochemicals in Asia with a new expansion and upgrading project for the Daesan complex in South Korea, which the group owns with Samsung as part of the Samsung Total Petrochemicals 50/50 joint venture. With costs approaching $1.8 billion, the project calls for the construction of a second aromatics unit and an ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) copolymer unit. The new aromatics unit will produce around 1 million metric tpy of paraxylene and 420,000 metric tpy of benzene. The new EVA unit will produce 240,000 metric tpy of ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymers. With the completion of the aromatics unit in September 2014 and the upgrade of existing paraxylen

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