SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China's Fujian Refining & Petrochemical Co (FREP) achieved on-spec production at its aromatics facility in Quanzhou on Friday, after restarting it on 17 December, a company source said.
“We will start delivering the material in three days’ time,” the source added.
After debottlenecking, the facility can now produce 360,000 tonnes/year of benzene from its previous capacity of 260,000 tonnes/year, the source said.
Paraxylene (PX) production at the Quanzhou facility has also been raised to 800,000 tonnes/year from 700,000 tonnes/year, according to market sources.
Additional reporting by Emma Shen and Samuel Wong