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Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical successfully starts up paraxylene complex in Shanghai

October 09/2009
October, 9 ( -- Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Co., Ltd. has successfully started up a new 600,000 tpa paraxylene complex using UOP process technology at the Sinopec facility in Shanghai.

The aromatics project was completed in just 30 months from initial kick-off through commissioning, with UOP providing the technology license, basic engineering, equipment packages, and key products.

The new aromatics complex will use the UOP Parex process. The new plant will also produce 280,000 tpa of benzene. In addition to the Parex unit, the complex also includes a UOP CCR Platforming unit to convert naphtha, an oil-derived feedstock, to aromatics and hydrogen and a UOP Isomar unit to convert other xylenes to paraxylenes.


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