China's FREP to start commercial output at PP, PE units in July

09 April 2009 09:01  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--China's Fujian Refining and Petrochemical Co (FREP) plans to start commercial production at its 800,000 tonne/year polyethylene (PE) unit and 400,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) unit at Quanzhou in the first half of July, a source close to the company said on Thursday.

The firm had earlier aimed to start commercial production at the PE and PP units in May, which was then pushed back to June.

The source also said that FREP’s new 800,000 tonne/year cracker at the same site is scheduled to start up in June. Earlier, ICIS reported that the cracker was expected to start up around June or July.

FREP is a joint venture of US oil major ExxonMobil (25%), Saudi Aramco (25%) and Fujian Petrochemical (50%).

Fujian Petrochemical is a 50:50 joint venture between the Fujian provincial government and Sinopec.

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