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October 21, 2021

Hanwha Chemical Corporation Yeosu Complex, South Korea

By Carmen

Hanwha Chemical Corporation Yeosu Complex is an active petrochemical complex located in South Jeolla, South Korea. The complex started commercial operations in 1980 and currently has an active annual capacity of 4.99mtpa. Its capacity is expected to increase to 5.17mtpa in 2030. The plants in this complex are operated by Hanwha Solutions.

Key Products Capacity – Hanwha Chemical Corporation Yeosu Complex, 2020

Key products produced in this complex include ethylene dichloride (EDC), caustic soda, polyethylene, chlorine, vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) etc.

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Ethylene Dichloride (EDC) accounts for major capacity share i.e., 26.3% of the total annual capacity of the complex with 1.31mtpa, followed by caustic soda and polyethylene with 17% (0.85mtpa) and 15.2% (0.76mtpa) respectively.

Details of key upcoming projects in Hanwha Chemical Corporation Yeosu Complex

The complex is set to add capacity with upcoming plant, Hanwha Chemical Corporation Yeosu Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI) Plant 2 (0.18mtpa).

About Hanwha Solutions

Hanwha Solutions Corp (Hanwha Solutions), a subsidiary of Hanwha Corp, is a provider of chemicals, solar energy solutions and advanced industrial materials. The company is engaged in the production of inorganic chemical, plastic and polymer products which include chlorine and caustic soda, polyethylene, polyvinyl chloride, polyolefin, chlor-alkali, toluene diisocyanate, ethylene vinyl acetate, linear low-density polyethylene and other wire and cable compounds. It also manufactures polysilicon for photovoltaic production; lightweight composite and thermoformable materials; solar cells and modules; and electronic circuits including coverlay film, flexible copper clad laminate, adhesive sheet, and electro-magnetic shielding film used in mobile phones and tablets. Its products find application in various industries such as packaging, solar energy, paper, textiles, metals, construction materials and automotive electronics. The company has operations with production facilities and R&D centers in Malaysia, China, India, Thailand and Saudi Arabia. Hanwha Solutions is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.


Information on the petrochemical complexes/plants is sourced from GlobalData’s oil & gas petrochemicals plants database that provides detailed information on all active and upcoming, petrochemical plants globally. Not all companies mentioned in the article may be currently existing due to their merger or acquisition or business closure.

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