10 May 2013 04:23 [Source: ICIS news]
TAIPEI (ICIS)--China’s Shaoxing Sanyuan Petrochemical plans to start up its propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit in Shaoxing, Zhejiang province, in November/December this year, a company source said on Friday.
The PDH unit is expected to produce around 450,000 tonnes/year of propylene, which will be fed to its derivative polypropylene (PP) units. The company has signed contracts to secure propane from the United States on a formula basis but he did not reveal details.
The source was speaking to ICIS at the sidelines of the Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference (APIC), which is being held in Taipei from 9-10 May.
Shaoxing Sanyuan runs two PP plants in Shaoxing, with a combined nameplate capacity of around 500,000 tonnes/year.
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