China’s Tianjin Linxian to start up lubricant unit in late August

16 April 2013 07:16  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Tianjin Linxian Petrochemical is expected to start up a 200,000 tonne/year lubricant plant at Nangang Industrial Zone in Tianjin municipality in late August, a company source said on Tuesday.

The plant is designed to mainly produce industrial lubricants, and some motor oil, the source said.

The company is also building 33 tanks for feedstock storage and 14 tanks for lubricants at the same site, with a combined storage capacity of 69,350 cubic metres, the source said.

Some of the storage tanks will be available for lease, added the source.

Together with another plant owned by Royal Dutch Shell, the start-up of this unit will make Nangang Industrial Zone the largest lubricant production base in north China with a total capacity of 700,000 tonnes/year, market sources said.

By: Whitney Shi
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