China’s Daqing Petrochemical starts up new 6m tonne/year CDU

12 October 2012 04:36  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Daqing Petrochemical started up its new 6m tonne/year crude distillation unit (CDU) at Daqing in Heilongjiang province and achieved on-spec gasoline and diesel products on 10 October, parent company PetroChina said on Friday.

Daqing Petrochemical’s refining capacity is increased to 10m tonne/year, or 200,000 bbl/day, with the start up of the new CDU, according to a PetroChina statement.

The construction of the new CDU, which involves a total investment of yuan (CNY) 1bn ($159m), took around 15 months to complete, it said.

The new CDU will provide enough naphtha feedstock for the company’s new cracker, which achieved on-spec ethylene on 5 October, according to PetroChina.

($1 = CNY6.28)

By: Fanny Zhang
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