China’s Yangzi Petrochemical to start up new CDU in late 2013

28 March 2012 07:33  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Yangzi Petrochemical is planning to start up its new 8m tonne/year crude distillation unit (CDU) at Nanjing in Jiangsu province in late 2013, a company source said on Wednesday.

The company is also planning to start up the CDU’s auxiliary units during the same timeframe, the source said.

This includes a 2m tonne/year residue hydrogenation unit, a 2m tonne/year hydrocracker, a 2m tonne/year fluid catalytic cracker (FCC), a 1.5m tonne/year continuous reformer as well as a 500,000 tonne/year aromatics unit, according to the source.

The company will shut a 3.5m tonne/year CDU at the same site once the new facilities commence operations but will keep another 4.5m tonne/year CDU at the same site running, he added.

Yangzi Petrochemical is a subsidiary of state-owned refiner Sinopec.

By: Jean Zou
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