The Netherlands: Growing Chemicals Business Shell Starts Aromatics Unit in the Netherlands
Shell Nederland Raffinaderij marked the start-up of a new aromatics unit at the large Pernis refinery in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Rotterdam/The Netherlands — Lori Ryerkerk, Executive Vice President for Shell’s global Manufacturing business said, “Construction of this new heart cut splitter at Pernis was completed several months ahead of schedule.”
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. “This additional unit also showcases Shell’s refining-chemicals integration, Lori continued. “We are growing our profitable chemicals business in Europe using our own feedstock.”