MOSCOW (MRC) -- Jinxi Petrochemical (part of PetroChina) has brought on-stream its styrene monomer (SM) unit following a maintenance turnaround, according to Apic-online.
A Polymerupdate source in China informed that the company has completed turnaround at the unit in end-July 2018. The unit remained under maintenance for around two months.
Located in Huludao in Liaoning province, China, the unit has a production capacity of 60,000 mt/year.
As MRC reported earlier, on 10 June 2018, Sinopec Zhenhai Refining & Chemical Company plans restarted its 620,000 mt/year SM plant at Zhenhai in eastern China's Zhejiang province, following planned maintenance. The plant was taken offline April 21, in line with planned maintenance at its upstream naphtha-fed steam cracker over the same period. The cracker is able to produce 1 million mt/year of ethylene, 550,000 mt/year of propylene and 180,000 mt/year of butadiene.
PetroChina has designated three refineries in northeast China - Dalian, Liaoyang and Jilin - as the main receiving points for the increased Russian supply. Liaoyang will begin taking more crude once a major upgrade is completed at the end of this year. The new volumes will flow as a result of Russia and China expanding the East Siberian Pacific Ocean pipeline that starts at Rosneft’s oilfields in East Siberia and enters China at border town of Mohe.