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PP unit taken off-stream by FREP

July 16/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Fujian Refining & Petrochemical (FREP) has undertaken an unplanned shutdown at its polypropylene (PP) unit in Fujian Province, according to Apic-online.

A Polymerupdate source in China informed that the company has halted operations at the unit owing to technical issues on July 12, 2019. The unit is slated to remain shut for about a week.

Located in Fujian province, China, the unit has a production capacity of 120,000 mt/year.

The company also operates other two PP plants at the same location with production capacity of 220,000 mt/year and 360,000 mt/year.

As MRC reported earlier, FREP restarted its No.3 PP plant in Fujian Province on September 23, 2018, 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.

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.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PP, Fujian Refining & Petrochemical (FREP), China.
Category:General News
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