Hanwha Total Petrochemical Increases Ethylene Production Capacity by 30%

September 18, 2019

The Daesan integrated refining and petrochemicals complex in South Korea, owned by Hanwha Total Petrochemical1, has started its new ethylene production capacities. With a $450 million investment, the site can now produce 1.4 million tons per year of ethylene, an increase of 30%. This project was launched in April 2017 and is the first in a series of three at the complex. More than $300 million are being invested to expand polyethylene production capacity by 50% to 1.1 million tons per year by the end of 2019, and nearly $500 million are being invested to increase polypropylene production capacity by close to 60% to 1.1 million tons per year by 2021. The three projects take advantage of abundant, cost-advantaged propane feedstock from the shale gas revolution in the United States. With these investments, the Daesan facility will be in a position to capture margins across the ethylene-polyethylene and propylene-polypropylene value chains. 

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