PetroChina Fushun Petrochemical Company, China
PetroChina built a refining and petrochemical complex in Fushun, Liaoning Province, China. The facilities are known as PetroChina Fushun Petrochemical Company.
The petrochemical facilities include an 800,000tpa ethylene plant and downstream facilities which include a 300,000tpa polypropylene (PP) plant and 350,000tpa of high-density polyethylene (hdPE) capacity. The plants became operational in 2010.
The project was approved by China's authorities during the first half of 2006.
Construction of the ethylene capacity
A contract for the 800,000tpa cracker was awarded to US-based Shaw Group. The contract covers basic engineering, technology licensing, procurement of key equipment and materials, technical training, commissioning and start-up services. The value of the contract was not revealed.
High-density polyethylene (hdPE) process technology
During the final quarter of 2007, Basell announced that it had been awarded a contract to supply of its Hostalen technology for the 350,000tpa hdPE plant being built at the Fushun refinery/petrochemical complex. Basell says that its Hostalen process is a 'leading low-pressure slurry process for the production of bimodal hdPE'.
Polypropylene (PP) process design and technical advice
During February 2008, PetroChina announced that Norway-based Aker Kvaerner had been awarded a contract to provide the extended process design package and technical advisory services for the 300,000tpa PP plant. Aker Kvaerner said that this is the third PP project in China that it had been awarded with the last year. The value of the contract was not disclosed.
The plant produces a broad range of PP resins, including homopolymers, random copolymers, and impact copolymers for various grades of plastics.
Polypropylene (PP) process technology
During February 2008, PetroChina announced that it had selected US-based Dow Chemical's Unipol Polypropylene Process technology for the PP plant.
The Unipol Polypropylene Process technology was acquired by Grace from Dow Chemical in December 2013.
According to PetroChina, its subsidiary Fushun Petrochemical is the biggest integrated refining and petrochemical base in north-eastern China, and expected to lead to the growth of related industries and the local economy. PetroChina also built petrochemical capacity in Chengdu, Sichuan Province.