Bangkok Synthetics lets contract for Map Ta Phut petchem complex to Toyo Engineering
7 February 2019
Bangkok Synthetics Co. Ltd. has let a contract to Toyo Engineering Korea Ltd., a subsidiary of Toyo Engineering Corp., to provide engineering, procurement, and construction on two units at the operator’s existing petrochemical complex in Map Ta Phut, Rayong, Thailand.
Toyo’s scope of work on the project includes delivery of EPC services for an 80,000-tonne/year 1,3 butadiene unit as well as a 34,000-tpy butene-1 unit, the service provider said.
The new dual-unit plant is scheduled for startup in 2021.
Toyo did not disclose a value of the lump-sum turnkey contract.
This latest EPC contract for the Map Ta Phut complex follows Bangkok Synthetics’ late-2017 award to Toyo-Korea for front-end engineering design on the proposed project, Toyo said.
Bangkok Synthetics, a major C4 downstream-product manufacturer, currently produces 140,000-tpy of butadiene and 35,000-tpy of butene-1 at its existing complex.