China’s Shanghai Petrochemical to raise crude output by 10% in 2012

02 December 2011 09:47  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Shanghai Petrochemical Company (SPC), a subsidiary of Sinopec, is planning to process 12m tonnes of crude in 2012 at its 14m tonne/year refinery in Shanghai, up by 10% year on year, a company source said on Friday.

SPC, which mainly processes crude from the Middle East and West Africa at the refinery, operates a 845,000 tonne/year cracker and various derivative units at the same site, according to its website.

The company is expected to finish building a 3.9m tonne/year residual hydrogenation unit and a 3.5m tonne/year residual fluid catalytic cracker at the same site in 2012, the source said.

At the same time, SPC will complete the construction of a few secondary units, such as a 1.5m tonne/year S Zorb gasoline unit, a 1.7m tonne/year naphtha pre-hydrotreater and a 1m tonne/year continuous reformer at the same site, the source added.

The financial details of the new plants are unknown.

In addition, the company will restart its 2.5m tonne/year crude distillate unit (CDU) in late 2012 after debottlenecking, according to the source.

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By: Jean Zou
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