Corrected: China’s ZRCC to start up cracker in Mar ’10

01 September 2009 05:14  [Source: ICIS news]

Correction: In the ICIS news story headlined "China’s ZRCC to start up cracker in Mar ’10" dated 1 September 2009, please read in the fourth paragraph ... 23m tonnes/year ... instead of ... 2.3m tonnes/year .... A corrected story follows.

GUANGZHOU (ICIS news)--Sinopec subsidiary Zhenhai Refining & Chemical Co (ZRCC) would start up its 1m tonne/year cracker in Ningbo, China in March next year, a company source said on Tuesday.

The downstream facilities including a 450,000 tonne/year polyethylene (PE) plant, a 300,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) unit and a 650,000 tonne/year monethylene glycol (MEG) plant, would start operation at the same time, the source added.

The cracker complex in China’s eastern province of Zhejiang also houses a 150,000 tonne/year butadiene plant and a 500,000 tonne/year benzene, toluene and mixed xylenes (BTX) plant, according to the source.

ZRCC is China’s biggest refinery to date, with a capacity of 23m tonnes/year.

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