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BASF and Sinopec Seek Approval for Nanjing Petchem Expansion

7:46 AM MDT | March 31, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

BASF and Sinopec have submitted for approval by the Chinese government the technical and commercial feasibility study for a previously announced expansion of the companies’ BASF-YPC Co. (BYC) joint venture at Nanjing, China. Completion of the study was formalized by Sinopec president Wang Tianpu and BASF board member Martin Brudermüller at a signing ceremony in Beijing recently. The $900-million expansion involves: increasing capacity of BYC’s ethylene plant from 600,000 m.t./year, to 750,000 m.t./year; expanding ethylene oxide (EO) capacity and...

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