On June 28, the main installations of Ningxia Petrochemical's 5Mt/a refining renovation and expansion project — CNPC's key project for the Eleventh Five Year Plan — started to be constructed.
With a total investment of RMB 7 billion, ten plants including a 5Mt/a atmospheric distillation unit, a 2.6Mt/a catalytic cracking unit, a 600kt/a continuous reforming unit, a 150kt/a benzene extraction unit, a 100kt/a polypropylene unit, and auxiliary utilities will be built. According to the overall plan, the 5Mt/a refining renovation and expansion project will become operational in 2011.
China Petroleum Engineer & Construction Corp. provides EPC services of the project throughout the whole process of design, purchase and construction. Currently, half of the design work and long period equipment order has been done, construction of the underground trunk pipe network has been completed, and the main units began to be installed.
Upon completion, the 5Mt/a refining project will supply 1.67 million tons of gasoline and 2.29 million tons of diesel which meet the national 1V and Euro 111 standard to Ningxia and the surrounding markets annually.