Daya Bay petrochemical complex starts up

Eric Watkins
Senior Correspondent

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10 -- A joint venture of China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) and Shell Petrochemicals Co. Ltd. (SPC) produced on-specification ethylene and propylene on Jan. 29 at the new petrochemicals complex at Daya Bay in Huizhou, Guangdong Province, China.

The Daya Bay plant is expected to produce 2.3 million tonnes/year (tpy) of products primarily for Guangdong and other high-consumption areas of China's southeast coastal economic zones.

Central to the complex is a condensate or naphtha cracker producing 800,000 tpy of ethylene and 430,000 tpy of propylene. Downstream of the cracker, additional plants are to be built to produce:

-- 550,000 tpy of styrene monomer and 250,000 tpy of propylene oxide.

-- 320,000 tpy of monoethylene glycol.

-- 60,000 tpy of propylene glycol.

-- 135,000 tpy of polyols.

-- 240,000 tpy of polypropylene.

-- 200,000 tpy of linear low-density polyethylene and high-density polyethylene.

-- 250,000 tpy of low-density polyethylene.

The CNOOC and SPC units agreed in 2002 to proceed with the joint construction of the $4.3 billion world-scale petrochemical complex (OGJ Online, Nov. 6, 2002).

Contact Eric Watkins at hippalus@yahoo.com.

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