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Jurong Aromatics restarts plant after 18 months

JURONG Aromatics Corp (JAC) restarted operations this week, after leaving its plant idle for one-and-a-half years. The company on Wednesday started processing condensate - a type of very light crude oil - and is offering light naphtha cargoes for loading in early August, Wood Mackenzie research analyst Darryl Xu told The Business Times. It is, however, still unclear whether the fire at the plant...


Engineer turned CEO runs US$1b company at age 32

LIM Yeow Keong, 40, was just an engineer at Sembcorp when he was offered the opportunity to relocate to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). He decided to move, putting him in the right place at the right time. Today, he is the CEO of Sembcorp's US$1 billion Salalah Power & Water Company, the only publicly-listed company owned by Sembcorp outside of Singapore. His journey with Sembcorp began when he r...


POSH set to bag second contract from Shell LNG project

PACC Offshore Services Holdings (POSH), a listed offshore-and-marine group partly owned by Malaysian tycoon Robert Kuok, is well-placed to land its second contract with a Shell-operated floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project. The Business Times understands that it has pulled ahead of Prosafe, its closest rival in the tender for the contract to support the installation of the multi-billion...


Vopak opens refrigerated LPG facility on Jurong Island

VOPAK Terminals Singapore on Wednesday officially opened South-east Asia's first independent refrigerated liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) facility at its Banyan Terminal on Jurong Island, giving Singapore's crackers an alternative feedstock to naphtha. The 80,000 cu m facility is an 80/20 partnership between the Dutch tank storage provider for the oil and chemical industry and SK Gas International...


DuPont launches first thermal protection test facility in Asia

AMERICAN chemicals firm DuPont launched its first thermal protection testing facility in Asia in Tuas on Wednesday, increasing its capacity to test and analyse the performance of protective apparel when exposed to sudden fire. The multi-million-dollar investment joins DuPont's four other Thermo-Man Manikin testing facilities currently in service in the United States, Switzerland, the United Arab...


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