19 May 2009 10:05 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Fujian Refining & Petrochemical Company (FREP) has started up its integrated refining and petrochemical complex at Quanzhou in China’s Fujian province, with expectations that full operations can be achieved in the second half of the year, the company said on Tuesday.
It is said the 8m tonne/year crude distillation unit/vacuum distillation unit within the complex has started up. Other major units will be coming on line over the next several months, FREP said.
The company is a 50%-owned by Sinopec unit Fujian Petrochemical Co, with ExxonMobil China Petroleum and Petrochemical Co Ltd and Saudi Aramco Sino Company each having a 25% stake in the facility.
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The upgraded refinery will refine and process primarily sour Arabian crude, FREP said.
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