The JG Summit Petrochemicals Group complex is located 120 km south of Metro Manila, in Barangays Simlong and Pinamucan Ibaba, Batangas City, overlooking Batangas Bay. At present, JGSPG has a 250-hectare fully integrated, world-class manufacturing complex that houses the Naphtha Cracker Plant, the Polymer Plants, the Aromatics Extraction Plant and the Butadiene Extraction Plant.
Naphtha Cracker Plant
JGSOC’s Naphtha Cracker Plant started commercial operations in 2014. It employs proprietary technology from Lummus Technology for its cracker. Lummus Technology is a petrochemical technology licensing firm that operates its business in the hydrocarbon industry, and is a leader in ethylene technology which is being used in 120+ ethylene plants around the world, representing about 40% of global ethylene capacity.
The process employed by JGSOC is called thermal cracking, which primarily produces polymer-grade ethylene and associated products. The plant uses a process that involves a series of steam cracking and separation steps that break down the feedstock naphtha and LPG into value-added petrochemical products.
JGSOC’s current polyolefins manufacturing processes are based on UNIPOL™ PE and PP Process Technology and MarTECH™ PE Process Technology. Univation Technologies, LLC is the licensor for UNIPOL™ PE Process, while W.R. Grace & Co. is the licensor for UNIPOL™ PP Process Technology. Chevron Phillips Chemical Company in turn licenses the MarTECH™ PE Process Technology.
UNIPOL™ technology is a single reactor gas-phase process, which is known for its safety, environment-friendliness, simplicity, operational stability, cost-effectiveness and versatility. UNIPOL™’s relatively low pressures and low temperatures eliminate over-pressurization and runaway reactions, making it one of the safest PE and PP polymerization technologies available today.
By 2022, JGSOC will start up its new 250 kTA PE plant which will use the MarTECH™ loop slurry process, licensed by Chevron Phillips Chemical. The MarTECH™ loop slurry process is one of the world’s premiere processes for the manufacture of PE, with its high efficiency and broad portfolio of PE products for more than 50 years.
JGSOC’s new Aromatics Extraction unit utilizes GT-BTX® technology from Sulzer GTC Technology, an American company based in Houston, Texas, which has licensed over 40 plants worldwide.
JGSPC’s Aromatics Extraction Plant can produce benzene at 99.9% purity, toluene at 99.5% purity, along with mixed xylenes and mixed aromatics products.
The Aromatics Extraction unit separates pygas into its aromatic and non-aromatic components by means of extractive distillation and conventional distillation using a proprietary solvent, and a post-fractionation section to separate high-purity benzene, toluene, and xylenes products.
JGSOC’s Butadiene Extraction Plant operates using the Lummus-licensed BASF technology. Since 1989, Lummus has completed over 40 butadiene extraction projects worldwide.
JGSPC’s new Butadiene Extraction Plant is designed to produce 1,3-butadiene product at 99.5% purity.
The BASF process uses N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) as the solvent in extracting high-purity butadiene from the existing mixed C4 product obtained from the cracker. The process requires the addition of a solvent which changes the volatilities of the components, allowing crude butadiene to be separated by means of extractive distillation. The crude butadiene will then be processed through several conventional distillation columns for removal of impurities.
- One (1) Naphtha Cracker Plant
- One (1) Butadiene Extraction Plant
- One (1) Aromatics Extraction Plant
- Two (2) Polyethylene Plants (3 Plants by 2022)
- One (1) Polypropylene Plant
- Laboratory with state-of-the-art instruments for quality control, quality assurance, product applications and technical services
- Warehouse capacity of 56,000 metric tons of packaged polymer products
- Packaging facility for 25kg, 750kg, and 1,000kg bags
- In-house heavy duty blown film bag-making equipment
- Two hydrocarbon jetties for import and export of materials
- One bunker fuel jetty for imports of bunker fuel oil
- Diesel power plant with 70 MW capacity
- Tank farm with six spherical tanks, two floating roof tanks and seven cone rook tanks, with total storage capacity of 99,100 cubic meters
- Closed-loop Cooling Water System, with heat exchange to sea water
- Wastewater treatment facility
- Air pollution control system
- Fire alarm and deluge system
- Lightning protection system