Formosa to build new refinery by yearend

Thi Chang Refining/Petrochemical Editor Formosa Petrochemical Corp. is busy building the first phase of its new 450,000 b/d refinery in Mailiao, Taiwan. The entire refinery will be completed at the end of 2000. The red reactors for the atmospheric-resid desulfurization (ARDS) unit are shown in the back and associated fin-fan exchangers are in the front. Construction workers are bolting U-bend piping to the top of the ARDS reactor. The ARDS units will have two trains, each with a capacity of 70,000 b/d (Fig. 2). To meet local refined-products demand and to supply feedstocks to the petrochemical complex, Formosa Petrochemical Cor...

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