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Approval Sought for Second Cracker at Shanghai Chemical Park

8:25 AM MDT | September 26, 2007 | Ian Young

Plans to build a second ethylene plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP; Caojing, China), integrated with a world-scale refinery, have been submitted for approval by the Chinese government. The previously announced complex will include a steam cracker with capacity for 1 million m.t./year of ethylene and a 10-million m.t./year refinery. It was announced originally as a joint venture between Sinopec and SCIP, and will be built on 6 sq km of reclaimed land adjacent to the existing SCIP site. “We and the Shanghai municipal government hope...

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