06 February 2009 06:59 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)-- Sinopec and Saudi Basic Industries’ (Sabic) 400,000 tonne/year monoethylene glycol (MEG) joint venture project in Tianjin, China is expected to start up in December along with the polyolefins units, a source from Sinopec said on Friday.
The polyolefins facilities comprise a 300,000 tonne/year high density polyethylene (HDPE) unit, a 300,000 tonne/year linear low density PE (LLDPE) line and a 450,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) plant.
The Sinopec source confirmed that the MEG project would begin operations together with the polyolefins units before the 1m tonne/year cracker, which is expected to start up two weeks later.
"By (the) very tail-end of the year, we should have the whole complex up and running," said the source.
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