Shell starts new aromatics unit in Netherlands

Shell starts new aromatics unit in Netherlands

7:01 AM, 17th September 2016
Shell starts new aromatics unit in Netherlands
Shell’s new aromatics unit at the large Pernis refinery in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS: Shell Nederland Raffinaderij BV (Shell Pernis) said that it has started a new aromatics unit at the large Pernis refinery in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Benzene from the new unit goes to the Shell chemicals site at Moerdijk, 35 km away. There it is processed to produce styrene monomer, which is used by industrial customers in the manufacture of packaging, food and drink containers, tyres and computers.

“Construction of this new heart cut splitter at Pernis was completed several months ahead of schedule. The investment demonstrates the focus on competitiveness and flexibility at our sites,” said Lori Ryerkerk, executive VP for Shell’s global Manufacturing business.

“This additional unit also showcases Shell’s refining-chemicals integration. We are growing our profitable chemicals business in Europe using our own feedstock,” Lori continued.

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