03 December 2010

More land is being reclaimed off Ayer Merbau on Jurong Island to accommodate new investors like soap and detergent makers at a new value-add petrochemicals corridor shaping up there, as well as other potential downstream parties, BT has learnt. Shell just last week said it was ramping production of high-purity ethylene oxide (HPEO) needed by investors at the new corridor there. And sources said that JTC Corporation is reclaiming about 18 hectares off Ayer Merbau, starting with some 7-8 ha in the south and another 5 ha in the north of the area.