27 September 2011 04:51 [Source: ICIS news]
In addition, the company will build a 2.2m tonne/year catalytic cracker and 2.6m tonne/year diesel hydrogenation unit as downstream facilities at the CDU, according to a statement from Sinopec.
The project costs yuan (CNY) 6.4bn ($1bn) to build, according to a Sinopec statement released last year.
The company is expected to start up the CDU and the downstream units by late 2012, a company source said.
Sinopec Shijiazhuang currently operates a 5m tonne/year CDU at the same site, according to its website.
($1 = CNY6.40)
Additional reporting by Amy Sun
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