Corrected: China’s ZRCC to start up PE, PP in early March

14 January 2010 04:57  [Source: ICIS news]

Correction: In the ICIS news story headlined "China’s ZRCC to start up PE, PP in early March" dated 14 January 2010, please read in the second paragraph ... “The new PP plant was likely to receive propylene feedstock from an existing fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) facility... instead of ... The new PE and PP plants were likely to receive monomer feedstocks from an existing cracker .... A corrected story follows.

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Sinopec subsidiary Zhenhai Refining & Chemical Co (ZRCC) plans to start trial runs at its new 450,000 tonne/year polyethylene (PE) plant and 300,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) unit in Ningbo on 8 March, a company source said on Thursday

The new PP plant was likely to receive propylene feedstock from an existing fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) facility for the time being. Later, the company’s new 1m tonne/year cracker at the same location due to start trial runs on 28 March would be providing the feedstock, the source said.

Trial production at ZRCC’s new 650,000 tonne/year monethylene glycol (MEG) plant and 500,000 tonne/year aromatics facility was scheduled to start on 22 March and 8 April respectively, he added.

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

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