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Sinochem opens massive Quanzhou oil refinery

11th July 2014

Sinochem Group rolled out its Sinochem Quanzhou 12 million ton per year refining project on 9 July, after its 19 units successfully passed the trial runs

Sinochem opens massive Quanzhou oil refinery
Domestical and internationally advanced technologies have been adopted for its principal units

Located in Quanhui Petrochemical Industrial Park of Quanzhou, Fujian Province, Sinochem Quanzhou refinery is a key project in Fujian Province and China’s Twelfth Five-Year Plan period.

The total investment of the project is nearly USD 4.83bn. All its gasoline and diesel products meet Euro V emission standards. The project has a total of 19 units, including those related to such processes as atmospheric and vacuum distillation, residue hydrotreating, VGO hydrocracking, continuous reforming, heavy oil catalytic cracking, delayed coking, and polypropylene, as well as supporting dock and storage facilities.

Sinochem Group is committed to building the project into a large-scale, modern refining enterprise characterised by advanced techniques, resource efficiency, environmental friendliness and sustainable development.

Domestical and internationally advanced technologies have been adopted for its principal units.

Both the catalytic cracking unit and atmospheric and vacuum distillation unit employ domestic techniques with internationally advanced standards.

The most advanced international techniques have been introduced for the residue hydrotreating unit, the hydrocracking unit and the continuous reforming unit; the oil refining process adopts "residue hydrotreating + delayed coking + catalytic cracking" scheme.

The project features high energy efficiency, with its BT energy consumption index reaching 131.2 per cent, a leading level among domestic refineries; the installation can be made to suit any desired diesel-gasoline ratio within the range of 1.2-2.3, based on actual market demand.

Its safety, environmental protection and occupational health facilities have been designed, constructed and put into operation with the main project concurrently. It employs state-of-the-art refinery waste (wastewater, flue gas, and solid waste) treatment technologies, and its flue and gas emissions have been desulfurized and denitrated.

All its major environmental indexes are at domestically and internationally advanced levels.

Experts within the industry observe that although China has excessive oil refining capacity in general, it lacks advanced, high-level refining capability. Sinochem Quanzhou refining project, featured by economies of scale, advanced technologies and environmental friendliness, can better satisfy market demand for high quality oil products, and promote the upgrading and transformation of China’s petroleum refining industry.

Sinochem Group is China's fourth largest national petroleum company noted for its market orientation and global operation.

Since the late 1990s, Sinochem Group has been speeding up the strategic transformation of its petroleum business as China reforms its petroleum administration system. While consolidating its advantages in crude oil trading and third-party petroleum storage and logistics business, Sinochem Group has been striving to expand both upstream and downstream along the petroleum industry value chain.

At present, Sinochem’s energy business covers every link of the industry value chain, including oil and gas exploration and production, oil refining, oil trading, storage and logistics, distribution and retails.

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