Chandra Asri awards contract for naphtha cracker expansion to Toyo
Mary Page Bailey
PT Chandra Asri Tbk (Jakarta, Indonesia; www.chandra-asri.com) has signed a cooperation contract for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) with Toyo Engineering Corp. for the expansion of Chandra Asri’s naphtha cracker. The expansion will increase the cracker’s production capacity by up to 43%. The planned expansion will increase production of Chandra Asri’s petrochemical products. Ethylene capacity will be 860,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr), increased from the previous capacity of 600,000 m.t./yr. The expansion will also increase propylene production to 470,000 m.t./yr, up from 150,000 m.t./yr. The investment cost for the expansion is estimated to be $380 million.