10 January 2012 10:37 [Source: ICIS news]
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The second phase includes expansions of existing plants at the site as well as the construction of new facilities, the two firms said in a statement.
The second phase of the project also includes the expansion of an existing ethylene oxide (EO) plant to 330,000 tonnes/year, according to the statement.
It also includes the construction of a new 150,000 tonne/year EO purification unit, it said.
Other new units in the expanded EO derivatives value chain include a 60,000 tonne/year non-ionic surfactants plant; a 130,000 tonne/year amines complex for the production of ethanolamines, ethyleneamines, and dimethylethanolamine; and a 25,000 tonne/year dimethylaminoethyl acrylate (DMA3) plant, the statement said.
The existing oxo-C4 plant at the site has also been expanded to 305,000 tonnes/year, according to the statement.
The two firms are planning to start the construction of a 60,000 tonne/year superabsorbent polymer (SAP) plant in the middle of this year, BASF and Sinopec said, with commercial production planned for the beginning of 2014.
Other new projects along the C3 and C4 value chains include a new 160,000 tonne/year acrylic acid (AA) facility, a new butyl acrylate (butyl-A) unit as well as a capacity increase at the site’s 2-propyl-heptanol plant, the two firms added.
($1 = €0.78)
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