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FREP restarts No. 3 PP unit in China after unplanned turnaround

November 07/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Fujian Refining & Petrochemical (FREP), has resumed operations at its No. 3 Polypropylene (PP) unit, following an unplanned maintenance, according to Apic-online.

A Polymerupdate source in China, informed that, the company has brought on-stream its unit on November 2, 2019. The unit was taken off-line on October 27, 2019.

Located in Fujian province, China, the No. 3 PP unit has a production capacity of 220,000 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.

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, the estimated PP consumption in the Russian market was 976,790 tonnes in January-September 2019, up by 4% year on year. Shipments of PP block copolymer and homopolymer PP increased.

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, PP block copolymer, homopolymer PP, Fujian Refining & Petrochemical (FREP), China, Russia.
Category:General News
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