China's Fujian Refining & Petchem to shut benzene unit on 19/20 Oct

17 October 2013 12:24  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China's Fujian Refining & Petrochemical Company (FREP) plans to shut its Quanzhou-based benzene plant on 19 or 20 October for a two-month-long scheduled maintenance and debottlenecking, a company source said.

After the debottleneck, the nameplate capacity of the benzene unit will increase by 100,000 tonnes/year from the existing 260,000 tonnes/year, the source said.

The plant is currently running at close to full tilt, it said.

Additional reporting by Emma Shen

Author: Ong Sheau Ling

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