Sinopec, SK Global joint China cracker achieves on-spec product

15 August 2013 09:48  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Sinopec and SK Global Chemical have achieved on-spec product at their joint 800,000 tonne/year cracker in Wuhan, China, this week, sources close to the company said on Thursday.

The plant started up on 13 August, the sources said, dispelling an earlier report of a delay in the cracker’s start-up by a few days.

“We have achieved on-spec ethylene output,” a Sinopec official said.

The Wuhan project is expected to produce 2.5m tonnes/year of petrochemical products. The complex includes a 300,000 tonne/year linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) plant and a 400,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) plant, industry sources said.

The project is 65%-owned by China’s Sinopec and 35%-owned by the SK group of South Korea.

By: Helen Lee
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