08 April 2013 08:58 [Source: ICIS news]
Correction: In the ICIS news story headlined " Wuhan Petrochemical to start up naphtha cracker in late May" dated 8 April 2013, please read in the second paragraph ... 300,000 tonne/year linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) ... instead of ... 300,000 tonne/year low density polyethylene (LDPE) .... A corrected story follows.
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’ s Wuhan Petrochemical is planning to start up its new naphtha cracker at Wuhan in Hubei province on 28 May, a company source said on Monday.
Its downstream units, including a 300,000 tonne/year high density polyethylene (HDPE) plant, a 300,000 tonne/year linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) plant and a 400,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) plant, will come on stream at the same time, the source added.
The naphtha cracker can produce 800,000 tonnes/year of ethylene, according to the source.
Currently, Wuhan Petrochemical has an ethylene production capacity of 200,000 tonnes/year and can process 8.5m tonnes/year of crude, its parent company Sinopec said on its website.
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