China’s Jingbo Petrochemical starts bitumen production

10 April 2013 08:43  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Jingbo Petrochemical is producing bitumen for the first time since 9 April at its 2.3m tonne/year crude distillation unit (CDU) at Binzhou in Shandong province, a company source said on Wednesday. 

The CDU was mainly used to produce slurries previously, the source said, adding that on-spec bitumen product is expected to be achieved on 12 April.

“Production test will last approximately 10 days,” said the source.

The unit is able to yield 2,000 tonnes/day of bitumen. 

The company plans to produce only a small volume at the initial stage, and commercial production will depend on market needs, according to the source.


By: Liyuan Huang



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