Sinopec Group subsidiary builds aromatics complex in Kazakhstan

12 April 2011 10:56  [Source: ICIS news]

SHANGHAI (ICIS)--Sinopec Group's subsidiary Sinopec Tenth Construction is building a 500,000 tonne/year aromatics complex at Kazakhstan's Atyrau oil refinery, the Chinese petrochemical major said on Tuesday.

Sinopec Tenth Construction is building the aromatics complex, which includes nine storage tanks for heavy and light refined oil products, reformate and xylenes, Sinopec Group said in a report.

The aromatics facility will be capable of producing up to 133,000 tonnes/year of benzene and 496,000 tonnes/year of paraxylene (PX) and is expected to start up in 2013, according to a statement from China’s Ministry of Commerce (MoC).

The $1.04bn (€717.6m) engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the project was awarded to Sinopec Engineering by Kazakhstan's state-owned KazMunaiGaz in 2009, MoC added.

Nurluqman Suratman contributed to this article

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