The Expert in Building Refineries and Petrochemical Plants In recent years the United States’ successful exploitation of shale gas has changed the energy and petrochemical map previously dominated by the Middle East. To help stabilize the global engineering market, CTCI – Taiwan’s number-one engineering services company which is among the world’s top 100 companies in…

Despite local opposition from environmentalists, the industry continues to thrive based on low oil prices and expansion abroad. Cancellation of the Kuokuang petrochemical complex project in 2011 was a watershed in Taiwan’s industrial and environmental history. Touted as the largest investment in petrochemicals in decades – the estimated cost was over NT$600 billion (around US$20…

On the last day of 2015, state-owned petroleum company CPC pulled the plug on its Kaohsiung Refinery in the city’s Nanzih District, putting an end to what had been a 25-year-long dispute between advocates of economic development and environmental and community activists. The facility operated as a large integrated refinery and petrochemicals plant, with a…