ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) has fired up a billion-dollar petrochemical project in Singapore powered by a new 220 MW combined heat and power (CHP) plant.

The new cogeneration plant joins with an existing 140 MW CHP facility to power the expanded petrochemical complex.

CHP plant at ExxonMobil facility in Singapore

Heat and power from the new plant will fuel an ethylene steam cracker, doubling production capacity at the petrochemical plant, said Steve Pryor, president of ExxonMobil Chemical Company.

‘This is among the most technically advanced and competitive manufacturing sites in Singapore and the Asian-Pacific region,’ he said.

The new cogeneration plant allows for the efficient generation of electricity to run pumps, compressors and other equipment, while at the same time producing additional steam needed in the production processes.

With the expansion, the Singapore petrochemical facility is now ExxonMobil’s largest refining and petrochemical complex.

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