Exxon expands plant

ExxonMobil Chemical has announced expansion plans at its Rotterdam Aromatics Plant, making the plant Exxon’s largest paraxylene production facility.

The new plant will increase paraxylene production capacity by 25 per cent and benzene production capacity by 20 per cent.

This expansion project, which will be owned and operated by ExxonMobil Chemical Holland, is targeted to help meet growing European demand for paraxylene and benzene.

‘This investment is part of the company’s strategy to develop world-scale, highly integrated chemical facilities with globally competitive cost structures,’ said Matt Aguiar, Basic Chemicals Global Business vice president, ExxonMobil Chemical Company.

Construction for the expansion project will commence this year.