China’s Sinopec Anqing delays start-up of new facilities to June

11 March 2013 07:22  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Sinopec Anqing has delayed the start-up of its new 5m tonne/year crude distillation unit  (CDU) and several auxiliary units at Anqing in Anhui province to June from April, a company source said on Monday.

The start-up date was postponed for the second time in the past six months, because of slower-than-expected construction progress, the source added.

Sinopec Anqing previously postponed the start-up date to April from mid-December 2012 for the same reason.

The auxiliary units comprise a 2m tonne/year fluid catalytic cracker (FCC), a 1.5m tonne/year continuous catalytic reforming unit and an 800,000 tonne/year gasoline desulphurisation unit, according to the source.

Once these units are in operation, a 1.5m tonne/year CDU will be phased out.

Sinopec Anqing currently operates a 5.5m tonne/year refinery, with its oil products supplied largely to the Anhui and Jiangxi markets.

By: Fanny Zhang
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