China’s FREP to start refinery, cracker maintenance in mid-Oct '13

19 August 2013 07:16  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Fujian Refining & Petrochemical (FREP) is planning to shut down its integrated refinery and petrochemical complex at Quanzhou in Fujian province from mid-October for maintenance and expansion work, a company source said on Monday.

The overhaul and expansion work at the refinery and complex would last 40-50 days, the source added.

Its cracker’s ethylene capacity would increase to 990,000 tonnes/year from the existing 800,000 tonnes/year, according to the source.

The producer’s derivative polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) plant capacities would increase to 900,000 tonnes/year and 550,000 tonnes/year, respectively, from the current 800,000 tonnes/year and 400,000 tonnes/year respectively, the source said.

While FREP’s refining capacity would remain at 240,000 bbl/day, its 160,000 bbl/day crude distillation unit (CDU) would be upgraded, the source added.

FREP is a joint venture between Sinopec, ExxonMobil and Saudi Aramco.

By: Jean Zou
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