Fujian complex reaches full operation

The Fujian Integrating Refining and Ethylene Joint Venture Project in Quanzhou, China, has reached full operation, partners said Nov. 11.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Nov. 11
-- The Fujian Integrating Refining and Ethylene Joint Venture Project in Quanzhou, China, has reached full operation, partners said Nov. 11.

The $4.5 billion project tripled the capacity of a refinery to 240,000 b/d and added a petrochemical complex, which encompasses an 800,000-tonne/year ethylene steam cracker, an 800,000-tpy polyethylene unit, a 400,000-tpy polypropylene unit, and a 700,000-tpy paraxylene unit (OGJ, Apr. 16, 2007, p. 18).

The complex includes a 250-Mw cogeneration plant, which will supply most of the site’s electrical power.

Owners are Fujian Petrochemical Co. Ltd., 50%, and ExxonMobil China Petroleum & Petrochemical Co. Ltd. and Saudi Aramco Sino Co. Ltd., 25% each. Fujian Petrochemical is owned by China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (Sinopec) and the Fujian government, 50% each.

The facility is integrated with the Fujian Fuels Marketing Joint Venture owned by Sinopec, 55%, and the ExxonMobil and Aramco units, 22.5% each. The marketing venture operates 750 service stations and a network of terminals in Fujian Province.

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