13 January 2009 08:53 [Source: ICIS news]
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The Ministry said the project would officially relocate to Zhangzhou city on the Gulei peninsula, about
The new complex would include an 800,000 tonne/year paraxylene plant by Dragon Group and a
Dragon was forced to look for an alternative site as the proposed aromatics and downstream petrochemical complex was met with stiff protests from
Following the protests, the Chinese government had asked the group last year to put the project on hold and to consider relocating to Zhangzhou, which is near the port city of
The company was also asked to complete an environment study for the project’s relocation, which the group had submitted in late 2008.
Dragon has been operating in
Meanwhile, two other petrochemical projects - BASF Chongqing’s 400,000 tonne/year methyl di-p-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) plant and
Judith Wang and Salmon Aidan Lee contributed to this article.
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