Indonesia is likely to start operations of 22 petrochemicals projects from 2021 to 2025, mainly driven by strong demand for plastics and fertilizers, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
lobalData’s latest report, ‘Petrochemicals New Build and Expansion Projects Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis report by type, region, key commodities, and key countries forecasts and analysis 2021–2025’ reveals that out of the 22 projects expected to commence operations in Indonesia, four will be methanol projects, followed by three polypropylene projects.
Bhargavi Gandham, Oil & Gas Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “Indonesia, one of the largest economies in Southeast Asia, is witnessing strong demand for petrochemicals, especially for plastics and fertilizers. Indonesian government plans to minimize dependence on petrochemicals imports by promoting the domestic petrochemical sector to meet the soaring demand.”
Among the upcoming methanol projects in Indonesia, the Air products Bengalon Methanol Plant project leads with a production capacity of 2 MMtpy. The project is expected to start operations in 2025.
GlobalData notes that among the upcoming polypropylene projects, the PT Trans Pacific Petrochemical Indotama Tuban Polypropylene Plant project and Lotte Chemical Corporation Cilegon Polypropylene Plant project lead with a production capacity of 600,000 tpy each. The PT Trans Pacific Petrochemical Indotama Tuban Polypropylene Plant is expected to start operations in 2024 while Lotte Chemical Corporation Cilegon Polypropylene Plant will commence operations in 2025.