26 September 2012 09:50 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical has postponed the start-up of its expansion project in Shanghai to December, because of problems with a pipeline at a residue hydrogenation unit that is under construction, a company source said on Wednesday.
This project, which was previously scheduled to come on line in late October, will raise the company’s refinery capacity from 14m tonnes/year to 16m tonnes/year.
Under the project, Sinopec Shanghai will construct a 3.9m tonne/year residue hydrogenation unit, a 3.5m tonne/year residue fluid catalytic cracker (RFCC) and a 100,000 tonne/year methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) unit, among others.
The company mainly processes crude from the Middle East and West Africa.
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