China's FREP to complete refinery, cracker expansion by late 2013

14 September 2011 04:41  [Source: ICIS news]

GUANGZHOU (ICIS)--China’s Fujian Refining & Petrochemical (FREP) is planning to complete the expansion of its 240,000 bbl/day refinery and 800,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker at Quanzhou in Fujian by late 2013, a company source said on Wednesday.

The refinery and cracker would have a capacity of 280,000 bbl/day and 1.1m tonnes/year respectively after debottlenecking works that are expected to begin in the first half of 2012, said the source.

The expansion is so as to meet the rising demand in China’s domestic markets, he added.

Meanwhile, FREP also plans to build an 180,000 tonne/year ethylene oxide (EO) and a 250,000 tonne/year monoethylene glycol (MEG) plant at the same site and bring them on stream by late 2013, according to the source.

FREP is a joint venture between Sinopec, ExxonMobil and Saudi Aramco.

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By: Fanny Zhang
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