MOSCOW (MRC) -- Fujian Refining & Petrochemical (FREP) is in plans to restart its No. 1 & 2 polyethylene (PE) units following a maintenance turnaround, as per Apic-online.
A Polymerupdate source in China informed that the company is likely to complete turnaround at the units in end-December, 2018. The units were taken off-line for maintenance in end-October, 2018.
Located in Fujian province, China, the No.1 & 2 units have a production capacity of 500,000 mt/year each.
As MRC informed previously, FREP restarted its No.3 polypropylene (PP) plant in Fujian on September 23, following an unplanned outage. The plant was taken off-line on September 18, 2018 owing to a technical issues. Located in Fujian province, China, the No. 3 PP plant has a production capacity of 220,000 mt/year.
The company also operates other two PP plants at the same location with production capacity of 120,000 mt/year and 360,000 mt/year.
FREP is a joint venture between Fujian Petrochemical Co. (50%), ExxonMobil China Petroleum and Petrochemical Co. (25%) and Saudi Aramco Sino Co. (25%). Fujian Petrochemical is a 50:50 JV between Sinopec and the Fujian provincial government.