11 May 2010 07:47 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--SABIC and Sinopec have started commercial production at their joint 3m tonne/year petrochemical complex at Tianjin, China, the Saudi Arabian petrochemical giant said on Tuesday.
Pre-production operations at the complex began in January 2010, SABIC said in a statement.
The project, which includes a 1m tonne/year cracker, is a 50:50 joint venture between the companies.
The complex also houses a 40,000/360,000 tonne/year ethylene oxide/ethylene glycol (EO/EG) unit, a 300,000 tonne/year linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) plant, a 300,000 tonne/year high density polyethylene (HDPE) facility and a 450,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) plant.
It also has a 600,000 tonne/year cracked gasoline hydrogenation unit, a 200,000 tonne/year butadiene extraction facility, a 350,000 tonne/year phenol/acetone unit and a 120,000/50,000 tonne/year methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE)/butene-1 plant.
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