The petrochemicals complex to be located in Pulau Muara Besar is expected to be one of the largest aromatics complexes in the world.

Aromatics are used in the production of polymers, plastics, resins and synthetic fibers, such as polyester and nylon.

Brunei Hengyi will use the aromatics products to meet the demand for plastics and synthetic fibers in the region.

UOP Process Technology and Equipment business unit senior vice president and general manager Pete Piotrowski said producers in the region are looking to meet the growing demand for aromatics, while reducing production costs and minimizing investment.

"UOP’s integrated aromatics technology will provide the lowest energy consumption, cost of production and overall investment cost," Piotrowski added.