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Secco to Expand Ethylene Capacity in China

12:09 PM MDT | July 25, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Shanghai Secco Petrochemical (Secco), a joint venture between Sinopec and BP, will expand ethylene capacity at its 900,000-m.t./year naphtha cracker at Shanghai in a bid to lower costs by improving scale, says Cheri Zhou, manager/strategy, planning and performance at BP. The company is likely to do the project during the cracker maintenance turnaround in 2009, Zhou, told delegates at CW’s Southeast Asia Chemical Industry Outlook, held last week in Bangkok. She did not specify the size of the planned expansion, but Secco had previously indicated its...

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