China’s Sinopec Beihai Petrochemical starts up new refinery

30 December 2011 07:46  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Sinopec Beihai Petrochemical has started up its new 5m tonne/year refinery at Beihai in Guangxi and will offer oil products from next month, a company source said on Friday

The company also plans to start up all auxiliary units, primarily a 1.7m tonne/year fluid catalytic cracker (FCC), a 2.6m tonne/year gasoil hydrogenation unit, a 1.2m tonne/year delayed coker and a 200,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) plant at the same site before the Lunar New Year holiday on 22-28 January.

However, initially the units will not run at high operating rates, the source said.

“We will begin to supply oil products in January,” the source added.

The refinery was previously scheduled to start on 18 December, but production was delayed until late December as a fluid catalytic unit was not ready for operation at the time.

Production at this refinery will help to push up Sinopec’s crude throughput in 2012, industry sources said.

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By: Jean Zou
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