Sep 21, 2020 4:50 p.m.

Vietnam’s Long Son Petrochemical is on track to start-up in 2022

. The Long Son Petrochemical complex is fully integrated petrochemical plant with a steam cracker that use both naphtha and LPG as feeds.

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According to market sources, SCG Thailand is on track to start-up its wholly own petrochemical complex in Vietnam by August 2022. The Long Son Petrochemical complex is a fully integrated petrochemical plant with a steam cracker that uses both naphtha and LPG as feeds. Commercial production is slated for the first quarter of 2023.

The following table details the capacity of main products the producer produces:   

Product

Nameplate Capacity (tons/year)

Maximum Capacity (tons/year)

Technology

Combined and reported by CommoPlast

 

Ethylene

950,000

1,144,318

Technip Stone & Webster Process Technology

Propylene 

400,000

481,800

 

 

HDPE

450,000

602,000

Mitsui Chemicals

LLDPE 

500,000

602,000

Univation Technologies

PP

400,000

554,000

Mitsui Chemicals

 

Long Son Petrochemical has signed an agreement with Qatar International Petroleum to supply propane and naphtha for the cracker, while PetroVietnam subsidiary PV GAS will supply ethane. 

The complex houses three floating roof tanks, nine dome roof tanks, 12 spherical tanks, and four double-wall tanks to store feedstock, finished product, by-product, and intermediate product. It also has its own port facility and pipeline used for importing feeds. 

Several Vietnamese companies confirmed that the producer has been meeting with major domestic players to discuss distributorship for the new output.