Jurong Island $3 billion chemical plant installed successfully
A 108-metre tall xylene splitter used in the petrochemicals industry has been successfully installed by the Jurong Aromatics Corporation at its US$2.4 billion (S$3 billion) aromatics project on Jurong Island.
Believed to be among the tallest structures on Jurong Island, the Korea-built spiltter also weighs 1,147 tonnes and has a diameter of 8m.
It is designed to extract xylene for the manufacturing of aromatics. The most important aromatics product is paraxylene, a raw material used to make fabric as well as plastic bottles.
Owing to the size of the splitter, it took 12 hours to travel 6 km to the facility by self-propelled transport vehicles after arriving on Jurong Island.