BP Zhuhai to Expand Petrochemical Capacity in China

BP Zhuhai Chemical Company is planning to increase its production of purified terephthalic acid (PTA) at its facility in Zhuhai, Guangdong, China.

The planned debottleneck will increase PTA production by 200,000t/year to 1.7 million t/year.

The company is also planning to build a new 1.25 million t/year PTA plant in the city.

BP Zhuahi has completed engineering design work for the debottlenecking and expects the expansion to be operational in Q1 2012.

The company, formerly known as Fa Hua, is a joint venture between BP and Zhuhai Port Company.