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Sinopec: Major petchems project with Dow, Shell and PIC

Chinese petrochemicals conglomerate Sinopec (Beijing; in partnership with Kuwait’s Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC, Sabanihya;, Dow Chemical (Midland, Michigan / USA; and Shell (London / UK; is conducting a feasibility study on a USD 5 bn project to be built in China’s Guangdong province on the premises of Guangzhou Petrochemical at Nansha.

Alongside a refinery with output of 12m of crude oil per day, it would include a cracker with capacity for 800,000-1m t/y of ethylene. The plans were approved by Chinese authorities in 2006.
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