China’s CSPC to complete cracker expansion in H1 ’10

17 March 2009 09:47  [Source: ICIS news]

HONG KONG (ICIS news)--CNOOC & Shell Petrochemicals Co (CSPC), the Sino-foreign joint venture cracker operator in the Guangdong province of south China, plans to complete the expansion of its ethylene cracker and polyolefins plants in the first half of next year, a company source said on Tuesday.

The 800,000 tonne/year cracker will be expanded through debottlenecking to 1m tonnes/year, and the capacities of the polyolefins plants will be raised by 20%, the source said.

He was speaking on the sidelines of the International Polyolefin Conference, a two-day event which started on Tuesday.

CSPC’s existing polyolefins facilities consist of a 250,000 tonne/year low-density polyethylene (LDPE) unit, a 200,000 tonne/year high-density PE/linear low-density PE (HDPE/LLDPE) swing plant, and a 240,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) unit.

CSPC is a joint venture between Chinese major China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) and Anglo-Dutch major Shell Chemicals.

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