17 Oct 2016

ExxonMobil completes main structures in construction of world’s largest tackifier plant


Operator training completed as project remains on-schedule for 2017 startup
1,500 workforce at its peak to ensure schedule is maintained
Capacity of 90,000 tons per year of Escorez™ tackifying resins 

ExxonMobil is halfway through the construction of the world’s largest tackifier plant, now that the main plant structure and installation of the operating equipment are completed. The next stage of the project, integrating miles of cables, pipe and insulation, is now underway. To ensure the project remains on schedule for its planned 2017 start-up, the current on-site workforce of about 1,500 is at its peak.

While construction is in full swing and planned schedules are being met, other important aspects of the project have also been completed.

“Obviously it’s important that our people are ready when the plant begins operations in 2017,” said Andre Lim, adhesion plant startup manager, ExxonMobil. “With that in mind, all of the operators and maintenance crew for the new Singapore plant have completed three to four months of intensive training at similar ExxonMobil facilities in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA; and Notre-Dame-de-Gravenchon, France.”

“With all aspects of the project moving forward, we will be in excellent shape for start-up,” said Lim.

Escorez resins are used in hot melt adhesives for a wide range of packaging, hygiene and assembly applications, helping to improve everyday life for people all over the world.

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