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2007/12/4 CCR

20 000 T/A 1-Butene Project Kicks off

     On November 19th, 2007 Nanjing YPC Refining & Chemical Co., Ltd. has started the construction work on the 20 000 t/a 1-butene project in Nanjing, Jiangsu province.
    The total investment of the project is planned to be RMB90.0 million. After completion of the project, 58 000 tons of MTBE (methyl tert-butyl ether) as byproduct can also be produced a year. The increasing demand for 1-butene and MTBE in the domestic market can therefore be partially satisfied.


2007-12-6 CCR

Anqing Petrochemical Kicks off Styrene Project

On November 28th, 2007 Sinopec Anqing Petrochemical Company Ltd. began the construction work on the 100 000 t/a ethyl benzene-styrene project in Anqing Anhui province.
With a total investment of RMB550 million, the project occupies an area of around 1.9 hectares, and is expected to go on stream in April 2009.


2009/6/21 Shanghai

Sinopec Anqing Completes Construction for SM project

On Jun.15 2009, Anqing Petrochemical, a subsidiary of Sinopec, completed the mechanical construction for its SM project in Anqing, Anhui Province
安徽省安慶市.

With total investment of USD 87.4 million (RMB 594 million), the project has designed capacity of 100,000 t/a. It was started construction in early 2008. And the project is preparing for the trial run now.

The ethylene feedstock will be from the FCC
流動接触分解装置 Dry Gas, which is the by-product of Anqing Petrochemical. The SM project uses the technology of Styrene Production by FCC Dry Gas with Benzene, which developed by Dalian Institute of Chemical and Physics (DICP), CAS中国科学院大連化学物理研究所. The SM product will be supplied to the market.

Anqing Petrochemical operates a 5 Mt/a refinery, a 80,000 t/a ACN and 70,000 t/a Acrylic Fibers units. It also has 330,000 t/a ammonia and 580,000 t/a urea capacities which uses coal as the feedstock by gasification.

In Jan. 2009, Sinopec and Anhui Province signed a strategic agreement to upgrade the refinery of Anqing Petrochemical. Sinopec will expand the Anqing refining capacity to 8 Mt/a and which is expected to start construction in 2009.

China imported 3.1 Mt SM in 2007 and 2.81 Mt SM in 2008.

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SINOPEC Anqing Company
SINOPEC Anqing Company (hereinafter referred to as the
Anqing Companyor the Company) is located at the northwest suburb of Anqing city, Anhui Province and in the north bank of lower reaches of Changjiang River with an area of 7 square kilometers. The aerial transport, golden waterway of Changjiang River, main line of Beijing-Kowloon railway and highly developed express way network here have created a very convenient surface and aerial transport and provided Anqing Company with a favorable condition of development.

The precursor of Anqing Company is Anhui Refinery. On July 1, 1983, it was transferred to SINOPEC by central government and renamed as SINOPEC Anqing Petrochemical Works. In 1998, it was renamed as SINOPEC CORP. Anqing Company. For listing of SINOPEC CORP., it was restructured as SINOPEC Anqing Petrochemical Works (unlisted) and SINOPEC CORP. Anqing Company (listed) under the planning of SINOPEC on Feb. 28, 2000 and began to operate separately from April 1, 2000. On July 18, 2007, SINOPEC Anqing Petrochemical Works was system reformed as SINOPEC Assets Management Corporation Anqing Company.

At present, Anqing Company has the following major production plants and units: 5,500,000 t/y atmospheric & vacuum distillation unit, a 1,400,000 t/y FCCU, a 700,000 t/y DCCU, a 1,500,000 t/y delayed coking unit, a 1,600,000 t/y hydrofining unit, a 220,000 t/y catalytic reforming unit??

a 30,000 t/y polypropylene unit, a 2,000 t/d coal processing unit, a Shell Coal-for-Oilunit with effective gas (CO + H2) of 142,000 m3/h, a 330,000 t/y synthetic ammonia plant, a 580,000 t/y urea plant, a 80,000 t/y acrylonitrile plant, and a 70,000 t/y acrylic fiber plant. It also possesses a 500,000 t/y fertilizer loading dock, a 200,000 t/y liquefied hydrocarbons dock, a 13-km-long in-plant specific railway line and an industrial marshalling yard. Major products of Anqing Company include the "Double Ring" Brand fertilizer, the "Double Bell" Brand chemical product series, and the "Huangshan" Brand acrylic fibers. There are more than 40 types of top quality product, and 15 of which won provincial or ministerial top quality titles. Some of the products are exported to the U. S., Japan, France, Australia, Vietnam, South Korea and etc. In June 2003, the "Double Ring" and the "Huangshan" brands were awarded the title of "China Famous Brands" by the China Enterprise Brand Promotion Committee. Especially since 2002, Anqing Petrochemical Works has been awarded the title of National Contract-honoring and Promise-keeping Enterprise, National Democratic Management and Increase Transparency in Factory Affairs Advanced Unit, National Occupational Health Pilot Enterprise, Provincial Civilization Unit of Anhui, Provincial Quality Advanced Group of Anhui, Provincial Tenth-Five-Year-Plan-based Innovation Project Advanced Unit , etc.

As
Coal-for-Oilproject and No.6 coal-burning boiler was built and put into operation, and a few priority engineering projects??such as a 100,000 t/y ethyl benzene?styrene unit??a enlarging project of 130,000 t/y AN unit??a new building project of 2.2 million t/y wax oils hydrogenation unit, an Anqing to Hefeiproduct oil pipeline, etc. start and carry out one after another, as well as a integrated petrochemical project of estimate invests RMB 10 billion Yuan - 8 million t/y crude oil processing unit vigorously proceed, the enterprise will further do greatly and strongly. Facing the new situation, Anqing Company will be in light of SINOPEC unified arrangement, be guided by the spirit of the Seventeenth Congress of the CPC??thoroughly apply the scientific outlook on development, take the path of quality and benefit and human and environment harmonious development, to extend industry chain and strengthen competitive ability, to realize new round boost in history of enterprise's development.

With the expectation of "Eleventh-Five-Year-Plan", Anqing Company sincerely wishes cooperation with both old friends and new acquaintances for a more splendid future.

The oil refining plant of Anqing Company was initially built from July, 1974 and passed the state acceptance inspection in 1982. Now the Company owns the following units: two sets of atmospheric and vacuum distillation units with a capacity of 4 and 1.5 million t/y respectively; a
FCC unit with a capacity of 1.4 million t/y; a DCC unit with a capacity of 700,000 t/y; a LPG mercaptan removing unit with a capacity of 200,000t/y; a LPG sulfur removing unit with a capacity of 200,000t/y; a gasoline sulfur removing unit with a capacity of 120,000t/y; a dry gas mercaptan removing unit with a capacity of 50,000t/y; a gas separation unit assembly consisting of 6 sets of unit with a total capacity of 200,000t/y; a delayed coking unit with a capacity of 1.5 million t/y; three sets of hydrogenation refining unit with a capacity of 200,000t/y, 600,000t/y and 800,000t/y respectively; a catalytic reforming unit with a capacity of 220,000t/y; a gas separation unit with a capacity of 120,000t/y and a polypropylene unit with a capacity of 30,000t/y. The crude oil proceed in the oil refining units comes from Luning pipe-transferred oil, off shore oil and imported oil. From initial operation of the plant, a total amount of 68 million tons of crude oil has been processed by the refining units of the Company. As for the products, there are almost 30 varieties. Among them, the double-ringbrand gasoline, lead-free, No. 90, the light diesel oil, No. 0 and the LPG have been awarded the title of Famous Product of Anhui Provincein succession from 1997. The Double-bellbrand PP resin has been awarded the title of Famous Product of Anhui Province in 2004. The A fuel oil, No. 0 light diesel oil, industrial sulfur and petroleum coke, etc. have entered into the international market and have been exported to more than ten countries and regions such as Japan, America and west Europe, etc.

The main product of the chemical fertilizer plant of Anqing Company is the
Double-ringbrand agricultural urea. It strictly meets GB2440-2001 code. The percent of pass of the main 4 quality targets--N content, water content, biuret content and particle size reach 100%. Among them, premium grades rate is over 95%. This product has been awarded the title of Provincial High Quality Product, Ministerial High Quality Product, Anhui Provincial Free Inspection Product, The Most Influential and Famous Brand Since Reform and Opening-up 20 Years Ago, Top 10-Brand of the Trade in 1999-2000and Famous Brand Product in Anhui Province in 1996, etc. In 2001 and 2004, the Double-ringbrand urea was twice awarded the title of National Free Inspection Productby the State Bureau of Quality and Technology Supervision.

In order to lower the production cost, Anqing Company began the coal-for-oil revamp in the end of the year 2000 by changing the raw material of chemical fertilizer with the support of Shell coal gasification technology. The project was initiated in Nov., 2001, approved formally by the state in Sept., 2003 and began to construction in Mar., 2004. After three years of joint efforts of the relative construction parties, the plant was put into operation successfully on Nov. 18, 2006 and produced qualified urea product on Dec. 13.

The acrylic fiber unit of Anqing Company was put into operation in Oct., 1995. The unit has a designed capacity of 50,000 tones of acrylonitrile and 50,000 tons of acrylic fiber. Among them, the AN unit adopts the
propylene ammoxidation process of BP Chemicals in USA while the acrylic fiber unit adopts water phase suspension, steering spinning and sodium thiocyanate solvent wet spinning technology developed by American Cyanamid Company. Main equipment of the unit was imported from USA, Japan, Germany or Italy. The control system is TDC-3000 distributed control system of Honeywell, USA. The key working procedures are monitored by industrial line monitors. In1999 and 2001, the annual capacity of acrylic fiber unit and the acrylonitrile unit reaches 70,000 and 80,000 tons respectively after extension. Since operation of the units, Anqing Company has carried out more than 100 items of technical revamp to the polymerization and spinning system with new technology and new process, including the successful test of increasing 3rd monomer in polymerization which improves the quality of acrylic fiber markedly to a level that the ratio of first-grade products of chemical fiber product reaches 97% and ex factory pass rate reaches 100%. In order to improve the updating and upgrading of acrylic fiber products with the support of scientific development in recent years, Anqing Company has developed several dozens of new varieties such as colored, high-shrinkage, anti- ultraviolet radiation, fine-denier, fire-retardant flat-section fiber and Raschel top, high shrinkage top, etc. Now the Company is among those enterprises of the trade in our country owning relatively more varieties of product. The Huangshanbrand acrylic fiber staple and bulk top have been awarded the title of Famous Product of Anhui Province in 1998and the industrial acrylonitrile has been awarded the title of Famous Product of Anhui Province in 2004.


2007-12-5 CCR

Juhua Group and Sinochem Singed LOI

On November 28th, Juhua Group Corporation and Sinochem Corporation signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for strengthening their strategic cooperation.
Under the LOI, Sinochem will increase an investment and expand a stake for Zhejiang Juhua Co., Ltd. (Juhua, SH: 600160) under Juhua Group, with the investment figure exceeding RMB1.6 billion for the 51% equity in Juhua.
  
The strategic cooperation between the two sides is in line with the both sides' strategy of strengthening their core fluorochemicals businesses. They are to build an advanced fluorochemical manufacturing base in Zhejiang province.


2007/12/11 Asia Chemical Weekly

Jiutai Energy plans large scale DME project in Hebei

On Nov.24, Jiutai Energy
(久泰能源) inked an agreement with the local government to set up a large-scale coal chemical project in Caofeidian Industrial Park, Tangshan, Hebei Province. 河北省唐山市曹妃甸産業パークで

With investment around USD 6.7 billion (RMB 50 billion), the proposed project includes 10 million ton/year methanol, 3 million ton/year DME and 1 million ton/year olefins. It is planed to conduct by three stages, which will kick off in Aug. 2008 and complete in 2015.

3 million tpa DME need 4.2 million tpa methanol; 1 million tpa olefins need 3 million tpa methanol.
This project is greatly supported by both Shandong Government and Hebei Government.

Jiutai has 250,000 tonne/year methanol and 150,000 tonne/year DME capacities in Linyi, Shandong province.

The company also is building large scale Methanol/DME project in Erdos, Inner Mongolia with planned Methanol capacity of 1.5 million and DME capacity of 1 million tonne per year, which was started in H1 2005.

Jiutai has started up its 200,000 tonne/year DME plant at Guangzhou Nansha Economic & Technological Development Zone, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, and it is constructing the second DME project in the same site in Guangzhou, with the designed capacity of 600,000 ton/year.

As a part of proposed 1 million ton/year DME project, Jiutai is building a 300,000 ton/year DME project in
Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu Province, which is scheduled to start up in Jan. 2008.

Also in Zhangjiagang, another DME producer XinAo has started up a 200,000 ton/year DME project in Nov. 2007, which is the first stage of 1 million DME project of XinAo Group with Methanex.)

In China, DME is booming as it is seemed as a good substitute of LPG and diesel. In a few north China cities, DME is mixed in to LPG (with 20% DME) as the town gas. China government has published the standard of DME as Town Gas Usage, which will be effective in Jan.1, 2008. Besides, In Shanghai, a research team organized by Shanghai Jiaotong Univesity (SJTU
:上海交通大学), Shanghai Automobile Industry Corp. (SAIC) and HuaYi Group(上海華誼集団) is working for the DME fuel as the City Bus.


2007-12-10 Xinhua

China's Sinopec, Iran sign oilfield development contract

China Petrochemical Corporation, better known as Sinopec Group, and the Iranian oil ministry on Sunday signed a contract on the development of the Yadavaran oilfield in southwestern Iran.

"The initial estimation of the project's cost is about 2billion U.S. dollars," Iranian Oil Minister Gholam Hossein Nozari told reporters at the signing ceremony in Tehran.

He said that the project would be carried out in two phases.

"The first phase to produce 85,000 barrels per day will be carried out in four years and the second phase to produce another100,000 bpd will be carried out in another three years," Nozari said.

According to Iranian estimates, the Yadavaran field has in-place oil reserves of 18.3 billion barrels and gas reserves amounting to 12.5 trillion cubic feet, of which 3.2 billion barrels and 2.7 trillion cubic feet are recoverable respectively.

Sinopec Group is the parent of China Petroleum and Chemical Company, or Sinopec Corp., which is listed on stock markets in Hong Kong, New York, London and Shanghai.

シノペックは 2004年にイラン政府との間で、今後30年間にわたり石油・天然ガスの供給を受けることで合意し、総額で700億ドルの契約の覚書に調印した。シノペックが今後30年間にわたり毎年2億5千万トンの液化天然ガスを購入するほか、イランのヤダバラン油田の開発権を得るというもので、同油田の開発が成功した場合、中国側は25年間にわたって、毎日15万バレルの原油の供給を受けることでも合意している。

このヤダバラン油田はアザデガン油田に隣接しており、両油田は地下ではつながっているとの説もある。


2007/12/12 CCR

HSFCC Starts up Polyester Resin Project Phase I

On November 19th, 2007 the first phase of 50 000 t/a polyester resin project of Hangzhou Sino-French Chemical Co., Ltd. (HSFCC) was completed and went on stream in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, meanwhile, construction on the second phase of the project was started.
The first phase of the project has a production capacity of 30 000 t/a polyester resin, which will further enhance the competitive edge for the company.

Hangzhou Sino-French Chemical Co., Ltd. (HSFCC), is a sino-foreign equity joint venture invested by Hangzhou Industry Assets Management Co. Ltd., Zhejiang Branch of the Bank of China and Netherlands Akzo Nobel Coating International B.V. The company was established in February of 1985 with the register capital USD 3,650,000. Now the company is one of the biggest producers of powder coatings in Zhejiang Province and the biggest manufacturer of saturated polyester resin in China with the annual production capacity of 20,000MT.

 


 「人民網日本語版」2007年12月12日

企業所得税新法

  「中華人民共和国企業所得税法実施条例」が、来年1月1日に施行される。国務院法制弁公室、財政部、税務総局の担当責任者は人民日報の取材に対し、条例の重点を説明した。

 国内外企業の税率を統一
 ▽賃金の経費控除

  現行税法では、国内資本の企業が支給する賃金に対し一定額の基礎控除制度を実施する一方、外資系企業には実際にかかった経費に基づく控除制度が採用されており、内外企業で税負担の不均衡を生む主因となっている。新条例は企業の賃金支給における経費控除政策の統一が図られ、公平な市場競争環境の構築に有利なものだ。

  従業員の福利費用や労働組合費用に関しては、これまでの控除基準を維持する。ただ、企業が賃金を支払ったことによる支出の部分については、控除額の計算方法が「計税工資総額」(所得控除可能賃金の総額)を基準にしたものから「工資薪金総額」(賃金の総額)を基準にしたものへと改められ、これに伴い控除額は拡大する。従業員教育費用については、企業が従業員教育に力を入れることを奨励するため、国務院財税主管部門の定めがない場合、企業の従業員教育経費のうち、「工資薪金総額」の2.5%を超えない部分については、控除できるとしている。超過分も納税年度の年末調整時に控除できる。

ハイテク企業の研究開発を強化
  ▽自主革新型企業への優遇に重点

  企業所得税法は、小規模で収益が少ない企業で規定条件に適うものに対しては20%の、国家が重点的に支援するハイテク企業に対しては15%の企業所得税をそれぞれ軽減すると定めている。

  実施条例は、諸外国の例を参考に、徴税が容易という原則の下で、「小規模で収益が少ない企業」の基準を定めている。それによると(1)工業企業の場合、年間課税所得が30万元を超えず、従業員数が100人未満で、総資産が3000万元未満の企業
(2)その他企業の場合、年間課税所得が30万元を超えず、従業員数が80人未満で、総資産が1000万元を超えない企業――
が所得税軽減の対象となる。国内企業のうち年間課税所得が3万元以下の企業で18%、3〜10万元の企業で27%の所得税軽減を定めた現行の優遇策と比べ、対象が拡大され、優遇策の内容も強化されている。

  実施条例は「ハイテク企業」の定義について、現在の製品による区分から技術領域による区分に変更した。対象となる製品(サービス)は「国家が重点的にサポートするハイテク領域」としている。またハイテク企業の認定には、業務内容に占める研究開発の割合も重視され、自主革新型の企業が税収優遇策の重点対象となりやすい仕組みとなっている。


技術革新と科学技術の進歩を促進
  ▽多方面で税制優遇

  技術革新と科学技術の進歩を促進するため、企業所得税法は多方面の税制優遇策を規定しており、今回の実施条例で具体的規定を定めた。

  同一納税年度内で、居民企業(国内企業及び外国法によって設立されたが、管理機構が中国国内にある企業)の技術譲渡所得は500万元まで企業所得税を免除し、500万元を超えた部分については、企業所得税を半額とする。

  企業所得税法第30条は、企業が新技術や新製品の開発に投じた研究開発費用を課税所得額の算定時に加算控除できると定めているが、実施条例は企業が投じた研究開発費用の金額が控除できるとした上で、さらに研究開発費用の50%を控除できるとした。

 

インフラ・環境保護事業への投資誘導
  ▽環境保護で3年免税、3年減税

  企業によるインフラと環境保護プロジェクトへの投資を促すため、企業所得税法は税制優遇策を採用している。

  企業が港湾埠頭、空港、鉄道、道路、都市公共交通、電力、水利などの事業に従事した場合の経営所得に対しては、当該事業の最初の収入があった納税年度から最初の3年を免税、続く3年は50%の減税措置を取る。また、企業が公共汚水処理、公共ごみ処理、メタンガスの総合開発利用、省エネ排出削減技術改造、海水の淡水化などの事業に従事した場合の所得に対しても、当該事業の最初の収入があった納税年度から最初の3年は免税、続く3年は50%の減税措置を適用する。


2007/12/20 Asia Chemical Weekly

Sinopec starts construction for ethylene project in Wuhan

On Dec. 18, 2007, Sinopec started construction for its 800,000 ton/year ethylene project in Wuhan, Hubei Province.

The project will operated by Wuhan Petrochemical, a subsidiary of Sinopec. With the investment around USD 1.98 billion (RMB 14.7billion), the project has designed ethylene capacity of 800,000 tonne/year. It is expected to start up by H1 of 2011.

The project was approved by NDRC earlier this year. According to the industrial sources, the main derivatives units include:

Ethylene
 800,000 ton/year
Gasoline hydrogenation
  500,000 ton/year
BTX
 400,000 ton/year
Butadiene extracting
 120,000 ton/year
LLDPE
 300,000 ton/year
HDPE
  300,000 ton/year
PP
 400,000 ton/year
Ethylene glycol
 300,000 ton/year

Naphtha feedstock will be secured by the refinery of Wuhan Petrochemical, which is expanding refining capacity to 8 million ton/year from 4 million ton/year, and it is expected to compete in Q1 2008.

Earlier, there was a rumor about that
SK was possible to join this project. But up to now, it has not been confirmed by Sinopec.

 


2007/12/20 SinoCast via COMTEX

Xinjiang Guanghui to Invest in Poly-olefin Project  新疆広匯


Xinjiang Guanghui Industry Co., Ltd. announced on December 17, 2007 that it planned to annually inject 800 million cubic meters of natural gas into a 600,000-ton (poly)olefin project in Xinjiang Autonomous Region of Northwestern China.

With a total investment of CNY 12.968 billion (including 453 million US dollars), the project is set to produce
methanol synthesis gas out of coal and natural gas. It is designed to annually produce 300,000 tons of polyethylene and 300,000 tons of polypropylene as well as byproducts like 100,000 tons of butane and 10,200 tons of sulfur. It is scheduled to start construction in April 2008 and start operation in April 2011.

The project is estimated to get annually average sales revenue of CNY 6.904 billion and total profits of CNY 2.931 billion. It is jointly sponsored by Xinjiang Guanghui and its parent Xinjiang Guanghui Industry Investment (Group) Co., Ltd.

Xinjiang Guanghui is scheduled to get 800 million cubic meters of natural gas from PetroChina Co., Ltd. every year starting from 2009.

     広匯液化天然気(LNG)発展有限責任公司訪問記 http://oilgas-info.jogmec.go.jp/pdf/1/1855/200711_025a.pdf

 

 


August 26, 2007  entrepreneur.com/

Kingboard launches Coal Chemical Industry Park in Shanxi.

The ceremony for starting the construction of Shanxi Kingboard Tengyang Coal Chemical Industry Park was recently held in Shangjiayu Industry Zone, Zhongyang county, Lvliang, Shanxi province. Shanxi Kingboard Tengyang Coal Chemical Group Co., Ltd. is a joint venture enterprise of Zhongyang Tengyang Energy Group Co., Ltd. (formerly Taoyuan Cement Co., Ltd.) and Hong Kong Kingboard Chemical Holding Ltd.

Shanxi Kingboard Tengyang Coal Chemical Group Co., Ltd. owns 4 subsidiaries and plans to make a total investment of RMB3.09 billion and construct a 4.5 million t/a coal washing plant, a 2.0 million t/a coking plant, a 200 000 t/a methanol plant and a 300 000 t/a acetic acid plant. The investment of these plants is respectively RMB190 million, RMB1.0 billion, RMB500 million and RMB1. 4 billion. All these projects will be completed and put on stream at the end of 2008 and an output value of RMB7.0 billion can be accomplished a year.

Asia Chemical Weekly

It should be a 4.5 million t/a coal washing plant, a 1.8 million t/a coking plant, a 200 000 t/a methanol plant. KingBoard will use off-gas of coke oven to produce methanol, rather than directly from the coal gasification.


2007/12/25 Asia Chemical Weekly

KingBoard starts commercial operation for methanol project in Chongqing

On Dec. 17, 2007, Kingboard held a ceremony for the commercial operation of methanol project in Changshou Chemical Industry Park (CCIP), Chongqing.

The project was started construction in Q2 of 2005, and completed construction in Aug. 2007.
Operated by KingBoard Natural Gas Chemical Co., it has methanol capacity of 450,000 ton/year. Feedstock is sourced from the local Natural Gas Fields; methanol products mainly supply to East China market by water transportation through the Yangtze River.

KingBoard had considered the possibility of expanding the capacity of methanol to 1.35 million/year in Chongqing depend on the market situation after the completion of 450,000 ton/year methanol project. But now it seems impossible as NDRC has published a new Policy of Natural Gas Utilization, the natural gas based new and expanding methanol projects are ban since Aug. 30, 2007.

なお、重慶では三菱ガス化学が85万トンのメタノール計画について、2004年にNDRCの承認を受けている。
三菱ガス化学が51%、重慶化医集団が49%出資するJVで、当初は2007年上半期のスタートを予定していた。

⇒ MGC kicks off methanol project in Chongqing

Last year, KingBoard has commissioned the natural gas based 600,000 ton/year methanol plant in Hainan, which is a jv between Kingboard and CNOOC.

On Mar. 2007, Kingboard has started construction for its 100,000 tonne/year methanol based on off-gas feedstock in Xingtai, Hebei Province, which is scheduled to start up in early 2008.

KingBoard also has a proposed coal chemical project in Lvliang (呂梁), Shanxi Province, which includes 200,000 ton/year methanol capacity and 1.8 million ton/year coke.
They will use off-gas of coke oven to produce methanol, rather than directly from the coal gasification.

NDRC regulation of July, 2006 prohibited projects of coal liquefaction of less than 3 million tons, coal-to-mthanol or DMT of less than 1 million tons, and coal-to-olefin of less than 600thounsand tons.

上記2者は石炭液化ではなく、オフガス利用のため、この規制から外れると思われる。

 


2007-12-25 CCR

Liaoyang Petrochemical Completes EO/MEG Unit

On December 11th 2007 the 200 000 t/a EO(ethylene oxide)/MEG (mono ethylene glycol) of CNPC Liaoyang Petrochemical Co., Ltd. was completed and went on stream in Liaoyang, Liaoning province.
Besides, the 200 000 t/a ethylene expansion project (from 120 000 t/a to 200 000 t/a) matched with the EO/MEG unit was completed and put into operation on December 5th, 2007.

 


News China 2007/12/26

商務部、第2回「加工貿易禁止商品目録」589件を発表

商務部と関税総署は共同で第2回目の「加工貿易禁止商品目録」、合計589件の関税コードに該当する商品を発表した。なお、この規定は2008年1月21日から実施される。 http://www.mofcom.gov.cn/accessory/200712/1198545071384.xls

商務部産業司の責任者は「今回の加工貿易禁止商品目録は、中国の輸出商品の構造を適正化するため、付加価値の低い商品や、加工技術レベルの低い商品の輸出を抑制し、加工貿易をレベルアップさせ、貿易拡大方式への転換を目的としている。今回の商品目録では、主に動物製品をはじめ、植物製品、動植物油脂、食品、飲料、原鉱製品、化学製品、プラスチックおよびプラスチック製品、鋼鉄および鋼鉄製品、アルミニウム製品にまで及んでいる。また、皮革製品や動物の毛およびそれを使った織物、靴・ブーツなど、いくつかの絶滅に瀕している動植物を使った製品も禁止目録にリストアップされている」と語った。

なお、商務部、関税総署、環境保護総局が今年4月に合同で発表した第1回目の「加工貿易禁止商品目録」では、合計1138の商品が加工貿易禁止対象として挙げられている。


加工貿易

Kintetsu World Express 中国情報
http://www.kwe.co.jp/service/china/law/law-7.html

加工貿易とは、中国国内に登記された製造業による、海外顧客・関連会社などから請け負った製品製造事業(委託加工生産)に伴う、原材料・部品・消耗品・設備などの輸入と製品の輸出業務のことを指す。主要加工貿易方式は、進料加工と来料加工である。
 
進料加工とは−
輸出入業務取り扱い権(対外貿易権)を有する中国内登記企業が、原材料や部品等を有償輸入し、代金を外貨で対外支払いする。加工後の製品、半製品を国外に輸出し、輸出代金を受領する。外資系企業が行う加工貿易には、この進料加工がほとんどである。この方式での加工貿易・生産の場合は、部品・原材料の購入元や、製品の販売先における制約はない。
 
来料加工とは−
輸出入業務取り扱い権(対外貿易権)を有する中国内登記企業が、原材料や部品等を無償輸入し、加工生産後の製品を、すべて加工契約相手先へ輸出するという加工貿易形式のことである。部品・原材料の無償供給者と製品の輸出相手先は、海外に所在する同一企業であるため、対口貿易と呼ばれる。
 
来料加工貿易方式は、原材料無償供給による来料加工、図面・デザイン・型紙・サンプル等の供給を受ける来図(様)加工と、来件装配、補償貿易の4種類に分類される。(三来一補と呼ばれている)
 
加工貿易企業分類
経営企業とは−
対外的に加工貿易契約を締結し、輸出入の当事者となる企業のことで、中国資本対外貿易企業、加工貿易(委託生産)を行う外資系企業等を指す。経営企業は、加工貿易業務を行うにあたり、【加工貿易業務許可証】を取得しなければならない。当該加工契約で生産される自社製品用の資材の輸入、製品の輸出に限定された対外貿易権が付与される。
 
加工企業とは−
経営企業の委託を受けて、商品の組み立て加工(生産行為)を行う製造企業、経営企業傘下の独立採算制工場等のことである。経営企業と同様に、加工貿易業務を行うにあたり、所在地の対外経済貿易主管部門が発行する【加工貿易加工企業生産能力証明】を取得しなければならない。
 
免税手続き
加工貿易契約締結後、1ヶ月以内に、加工企業は、所轄税関へ加工契約内容を登録し、登記手冊(来料加工の場合:【加工装配和中小型補償貿易進出口貨物登記手冊】、進料加工の場合:【中国税関対外商投資企業履行産品出口合同所需進口料件加工復出口登記手冊】を取得しなければならない。この登記手冊に登録・記載された資材・部品、及び製品リストの範囲内(品目・数量)で、免税にて輸出入することが出来る(自社事業限定の輸出入権)。
申請から取得まで、概ね2週間程度が必要。地域により異なるが、免税原材料・製品数量データを税関保有のデータベース(サーバー)で一元管理する方式も徐々に拡大している(電子手冊)。
また、現行の免税加工手冊の有効期限は最長1年間程度であるが、電子手冊の場合は、登録枠を使い切るまでが有効期限となる。電子手冊方式利用企業は、原材料の輸入申告を、当該電子手冊システム監督管理所轄の税関でしかできない不便さがある。
 

2008/1/2 Asia Chemical Weekly

PetroChina starts construction for ethylene expansion project in Daqing

On Dec.28, 2007, Daqing Petrochemical Company (Daqing Petrochem), a subsidiary of PetroChina, started construction for the ethylene expansion project in Daqing, Heilongjiang Province.

This expansion project was approved by National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) in Jun. 2007, which will increase ethylene capacity to 1.2 million from the existing 600,000 by building a second 600,000 ton/year naphtha cracker.

Other derivatives and capacities including:
A 250,000 ton/year and a 300,000 ton/year all-density PE unit
A 600,000 ton/year gasoline hydrogenation unit
A 300,000 ton/year PP unit
A 400,000 ton/year BTX unit

Both the cracker and derivatives units are expected to start up in 2011.

Naphtha feedstock will be self supplied. With two subsidiaries, PetroChina has combined refining capacity of 12 million ton per year in Daqing. Daqing Petrochem has refining capacity of 6.5 million tonne/year while Daqing Refining and Chemical Company, another subsidiary of PetroChina, has refining capacity of 5.5 million tonne/year.

Daqing Petchem's derivatives and capacities in 2007 are:
PE
 540,000 ton/year (total)
PP
  100,000 ton/year
SM
  90,000 ton/year
ABS
 105,000 ton/year
SAN
 75,000 ton/year
BR
 80,000 ton/year


2008-1-8 CCR

Yankuang Guohong Starts up Methanol Project Phase I

On December 28th, 2007, the first phase of coal-to-methanol project in Yankuang Guohong Coal Chemical Co., Ltd. (Yankuang Guohong), a subsidiary of Shandong Yankuang Group, was completed and went on stream in Yanzhou, Shandong province.
With a total investment of RMB 2.217 billion, the first phase of the project has a production capacity of
500 000 t/a methanol out of around 1.0 million t/a high-sulfur coal.


January 20, 2008 XFN-ASIA

China's Sinopec signs Brazil pipeline construction deal with Petrobras

China Petroleum & Chemical Corp (Sinopec), Asia's top refiner, has signed a Brazil gas pipeline construction agreement with state-run Petrobras, parent Sinopec Group said.

The GASCAC pipeline is part of the GASENE pipeline network project connecting northeastern Brazil with the southeast of the country, it said.

Sinopec will design, engineer, supply materials for and build the 974-kilometer GASCAC pipeline, and China Development Bank will provide financing for the project, the company said.

Sinopec completed the 303-kilometer GASCAV pipeline, which consists of the southern end of the GASENE network, at the end of 2007.

GASCAV has daily capacity of 20 mln cubic meters.


2008/1/18 LyondellBasell

First LyondellBasell license granted for innovative Spherizone technology to PetroChina

PetroChina Daqing Refining & Chemical Company has selected LyondellBasell IndustriesSpherizone process technology for a new 300 KT per year polypropylene plant to be built at Daqing, Heilongjiang Province in the People's Republic of China. Start up is planned for 2010. This is PetroChina's ninth polyolefin license from LyondellBasell in this decade.

2010/6/15 上海

ペトロチャイナ大慶煉油化工、PPの第二工場の建設開始

ペトロチャイナ大慶煉油化工(Daqing Refining & Chemical) は6月9日、黒龍江省大慶でPPの第二工場の建設を開始した。

13.7億人民元を投じ、バゼルのSpherizone 技術を使用するもので、能力は30万トン、2012年下期の完成を目指す。

同社は2005年に30万トンのPP工場を稼動させている。

同じ大慶市にはペトロチャイナのもう一つの子会社、大慶石油化学(Daqing Petrochemical) があり、10万トンのPP工場を持っており、大慶煉油化工の第二工場完成後の合計能力は70万トンとなる。

大慶煉油化工の第一工場は原料プロピレンを自社の製油所から得ているが、第二工場については大慶石油化学の建設中の第二エチレンクラッカーからパイプラインで供給を受ける。

なお、中国は2008年に275万トン、2009年に412万トンのPPを輸入している。

 

大慶煉油化工は2000年の設立で、精製能力は600万トンで、潤滑油(20万トン)、ワックス(10万トン)を生産する。
化学品ではPP(30万トン)のほか、ポリアクリルアミド(10万トン)を生産する。

大慶石油化学は650万トンの製油所と60万トンのエチレンコンプレックスを持つ。
現在、60万トンの第二エチレンを建設中で、2012年に完成の予定。

新設する誘導品とその能力は以下の通り。
 PE   250千トン+300千トン
 BTX  400千トン

なお、既存の誘導品能力は以下の通り。
 PE   540千トン
 PP   100千トン
 SM    90千トン
 ABS  105千トン
 SAN  75千トン
 BR   80千トン


「人民網日本語版」2008年1月22日

中国最大の家畜メタンガス発電所が稼働開始

 内蒙古自治区でこのほど、家畜の糞尿を利用した中国最大のメタンガス発電所が稼働を開始した。
同発電所は蒙牛乳業(集団)株式公司が4500万元を投じて建設したもので、発電能力は年1千万キロワット時。蒙牛澳亜牧場の乳牛1万頭を利用し、1日当たり牛糞280トン、牛尿54トン、洗浄水360トンを処理する。これにより1日1万2千立方メートルのメタンガスを生産、3万キロワット時の発電を実現し、有機肥料も年間20万トン生産する。
最大の長所は、牧場の糞便・汚水の無公害・無汚染・ゼロ排出を実現できることに加え、発電に伴う熱エネルギーを牧場の日常の暖房に利用、水も全て施設内の緑化・灌漑・牧草に利用することで、牧場栽培・乳牛飼育・製品加工の良好な循環経済システムを形成、標準石炭換算で年約5千トンの節約を期待できることだ。

  


CCR 2008-1-24

Bluestar Plans New Methionine Plant in China

     On January 18th, 2008 China National Bluestar (Group) Corp. (Bluestar Group) announced that the company and its France-based subsidiary, Adisseo Group, plan to set up a new methionine plant in China to meet growing demand in the global market.  
    
The new plant, located in Tianjin where raw materials were available, will be put into operation in 2011 with a preliminary capacity of 70 000 t/a. Its designed total capacity is 140 000 t/a.


2008/1/28 Asia Chemical Weekly

Dragon PX will be relocated from Xiamen

On Dec. 20, 2007, the governments of Xiamen City and Fujian Province decided to stop building of Dragon
s PX project in Haicang (海滄投資区), Xiamen(厦門), and relocate this project to Gulei (古雷) Peninsula, Zhangzhou, Fujian Province.

In June 2006, Dragon aromatics got the final approval for the project; In Nov. 2006, the company invested USD 1.35 billion to build 800,000 tonne/year PX, 160,000 tonne/year OX, 228,000 tonne/year Benzene and other facilities which include thermoelectricity station, Jetty, and Storage Tanks.

In May 2007, however, Dragon Aromatics had to pause construction work for PX project in Haicang, Xiamen, due to the environmental and safety concerns.

According to the official medias, the proposed relocation program will be conducted after getting approval from NDRC. Dragon and Xianglu Group will get compensation from the Xiamen Government, but the finacial details are not disclosed yet.

    2007/6/11 中国のインターネット反対運動が石化計画を止める

 


2008/1/9 PPG

PPG Sinoma Jinjing Fiber Glass to add third furnace
  PPG approves plan to grow capacity of joint venture in Zibo, China

PPG Industries and Sinoma Jinjing Fiber Glass Co. Ltd. announced their respective boards of directors have approved the addition of a third furnace at the PPG Sinoma Jinjing Fiber Glass Co. Ltd. joint-venture manufacturing site in Zibo, China. The joint venture is a 50-50 arrangement for manufacturing glass-fiber reinforcement.

The investment is expected to add 60,000 metric tons of single-end roving production capacity annually. Startup of the third furnace is projected for the end of 2008 or early 2009.


In addition to the PPG Sinoma Jinjing Fiber Glass Co. Ltd. joint venture in Zibo, China, which serves the global thermosets market, PPG also operates two joint ventures in the region
with Nan Ya Plastics Corp., serving the Asian markets for fiber glass electronic and specialty materials yarns and reinforcements. PPG and Nan Ya Plastics have operated PFG Fiber Glass Corp. in Chia Yi, Taiwan, since 1991, and PFG Fiber Glass (Kunshan) Co. Ltd. in Kunshan, China, since 2003.

About Sinoma Jinjing Fiber Glass
Sinoma Jinjing Fiber Glass Co. Ltd. is a joint venture between China National Materials Industry Group and Shandong Glass Group. China National Materials Industry Group is a Beijing-based, government-administered enterprise directly under the State Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council, with total assets of more than 10 billion RMB (more than US$1.2 billion). It covers the full range of technology and innovation in the non-metallic minerals industry, with manufacturing, engineering and mining of non-metallic materials as well as construction and international trade components. Shandong Glass Group is one of the leading glass manufacturers in China and among the top 100 enterprises of Shandong Province, with total assets of more than 2 billion RMB (more than US$247 million).


Asia Chemical Weekly 2008/2/10

HKCG invests coal based methanol projects in China

Recently, Hong Kong & China Gas Company Limited (HKCG=Towngas) has invested two coal based methanol projects in Shaanxi and Shanxi province respectively.

In Nov. 2007, HKCG signed an agreement with the Yan
an (延安) government and YanChang (延長) Petroleum Group for a jv methanol project in Huangling (黄陵), Yanan, Shaanxi Province. Based on the local rich coal resources, the proposed project will have methanol capacity of 1.5 million ton/year. The company is preparing works to get approval from government and the construction work is expected to complete in three years, while the financial and engineering details are not disclosed yet.

On Jan. 30, 2008, HKCG signed an agreement with Fenyang government and Shanxi Tiancheng Dayang Energy Company (
天成大洋), to join a 400,000 ton/year methanol and a 200,000 ton/year DME projects in Fenyang, Shaanxi Province. This project was approved by government in 2006, which was originally, planned to solo invest by Tiancheng Dayang. After join this project, HKCG will own 80% shares in the jv. The project is expected to start construction in Q2 of 2008.

Their 400,000tpa methanol and 200,000tpa DME project was approved in 2006, probably before NDRC notice to prohibit methanol or DMT projects less than 1 million tons.

2006/7/21 中国政府、石炭化学を規制

In general approvals are effective in two years.

Founded in 1862, The Hong Kong and China Gas Company covers business including production and distribution of gas, marketing of gas and appliances etc. In the past ten years, the company have actively developed city gas and LPG business in mainland China. Towngas now has several joint ventures in China mainland.


2008/2/14 Asia Chemical Weekly

Urumqi Petrochemical delays startup for large scale PX project

Urumqi Petrochemical - a subsidiary of PetroChina - delays its large scale aromatics complex in Urumqi (
烏魯木齊), Xinjiang to 2009, while the reason is not disclosed.

With total cost around USD 528 million (RMB 3.8 billion), the project includes
PX capacity of 930,000 tonnes/year and benzene capacity of 320,000 tonnes/year. Urumqi Petrochemical got approval from NDRC in 2006 and started construction in Sep. 2007. Originally, it was scheduled to start construction in the second half of 2006 and come on-stream in 2008. But now, the project will be delayed to start up by Q3 of 2009.

UOP technology is selected by this project. Feedstock would be sourced from the company's own refinery at the same site; while the PX products would be for captive use, as the company is considering building a 1.5 million tonne/year PTA project.
So far, the company have not disclosed the detailed schedule of PTA project, but it said that the PTA project is planned to consume the PX output. But another industrial source said PetroChina had planned to complete the PTA project in 2010.

Currently, Urumqi Petrochemical has capacities of 10,000 tonne/year of benzene, 70,000 tonne/year of PX and 75,000 tonnes/year of PTA. After this project startup, the total PX capacity of Urumqi Petrochemical will reach 1 million ton/year.

China's PX imports reached 1.6 million ton in 2005, 1.84 million ton in 2006 and 2.9 million ton in 2007.


2008-5-6 CCR

Urumqi Petrochemical Launches PX Aromatic Integrated Project

On May 1st, 2008 CNPC Urumqi Petrochemical Co., Ltd. began the construction of 1.0 million t/a p-xylene (PX) aromatic integrated Project in Urumqi, Xinjiang.
With a total investment of RMB3.867 billion, the project was approved by the National Development and Reform Commission in 2006.
According to CNPC, it is a matching project for 10.0 million t/a refining project being constructed in CNPC Dushanzi Petrochemical Co., Ltd., and will be completed in September 2009.


Jan. 18, 2007 -- UOP LLC

UOP selected by PetroChina for new aromatics project
New complex to include world
s largest para-xylene production plant

UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, announced today that PetroChina Company Ltd., a subsidiary of the China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC), has selected UOP to supply technology, basic engineering services and equipment for an aromatics project to be installed at PetroChinas Urumqi facility.
Basic engineering design is underway, and commissioning of the complex, located in China
s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, is scheduled for early 2009. CNPC is Chinas largest producer and supplier of oil and natural gas and is a major producer of refined oil products and petrochemicals.
The new plant will produce
one million metric tons per annum of para-xylene and will include the largest-capacity, single-train adsorption unit for para-xylene production in the world. The ParexTM process will be used for the adsorption unit. Para-xylene is a key ingredient in the production of PTA (purified terephthalic acid), which is used to make polyester for fabric and PET (polyethylene terephthalate) chips for carbonated soft drink and water bottles. The new plant will also produce 360 thousand metric tons per annum of benzene.
In addition to the Parex unit, the complex will be comprised of other process units designed by UOP, including a CCR Platforming unit to convert naphtha, an oil-derived feedstock, to aromatics and hydrogen and an Isomar unit to convert other xylenes to para-xylene.

This will be the second aromatics complex UOP has designed for PetroChina
s subsidiary, the Urumqi Petrochemical Co., Ltd. (UPC). UPC started up the first aromatics complex in western China in 1995, which contained units using the Parex, Isomar, and TatorayTM processes designed for New Aromatics Project at Urumqi and licensed by UOP.
Globally, UOP has licensed more than 725 individual process units for the production of aromatics.


2008/2/14 CCR

600 000t/a Methanol Project Kicks off

In January 2008 Jingde Energy Chemical Co., Ltd. began the construction work on 600 000t/a methanol project in Guizhou Puxing Coal Chemical Base, Southwest of Guizhou province.
The project will be completed and go on stream in 2010.


2008/3/5 Asia Chemical Weekly

Chi Mei and GPPC mergers Zhenjiang' business

On Feb. 29, 2008, two Taiwan based ABS producers Chi Mei and GPPC(Grand Pacific Petrochemical
国喬石化) announced that they will merger their business in Zhenjiang and to further consolidate the ABS market leader position.

According to the MOU, the transaction will be completed in the Mid of 2008, while the financial details are under discussion. After the merger, the new company will be named as
Zhenjiang Chi Mei Chemical.

GPPC has 4 subsidiaries in Zhenjiang, GPPC Chemical, GPPC Plastics, GPPC Oil Storages and GPPC Resins; while Chi Mei owns Zhenjiang Chi Mei Chemical, Zhenjiang Chi Mei Engineering Plastics and Chi Mei Oil Storages. Chi Mei and GPPC neighbored in Zhenjiang and has the similar business, after merger, the new company will have more strengthens in raw materials purchasing, cost control and products pricing.

Now in Zhenjiang, GPPC has 250,000 ton/year ABS capacity, Chi Mei has 350,000 ton/year ABS capacity and is constructing an new 100,000 ton/year project which is expected to start up in H2 2008. Chi Mei also operates a 350,000 ton/year PS plant and a 50,000 PMMA plant in Zhenjiang.

After the merger and new ABS project completed, In 2009, Chi Mei will have 700,000 ton/year ABS capacities in Zhenjiang.

中国政府は2004年6月1日から揚子江流域でのアクリロニトリルの船での輸送を禁止し、合わせてアクリロニトリルの陸上輸送についてもトン当たり10ドルの課徴金を課したが、この規制は今も続いている。

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GPPCは1973年に設立され、現在、台湾に 33万トンのSMプラント、8万トンのABS/SAN プラント及び子会社の必詮化工(BC Chemical)とGPPCケミカルでPS合計10万トンのプラントを所有している。また、中国のほか、タイ子会社 Grand Pacific Chemical (Thailand)でABS 2万トンを生産している。

奇美は台湾にABS 年産100万トン、PS年産30万トンのプラントを持ち、他に旭化成とのJVの旭美化成で旭化成技術によりPC 7万トンを生産している。
旭美化成は当初は
奇美51%、旭化成49%でスタートしたが、2004年に出資比率を、奇美90%、旭化成10%に変更している。

 


2008-3-19 CCR 

Sinopec Qilu Petrochemical Expands SBR Production

On March 9th, Sinopec Qilu Petrochemical Co., Ltd. commenced construction of a new SBR (styrene butadiene rubber) facility at its existing Zibo site in Shandong province.
The new facility will spend approximately RMB600 million and is scheduled for startup in the first quarter of 2009, with a capacity of 100 thousand t/a of SBR.

既存 80,000t/y →130,000t/y


2008年2月21日 ブリヂストン

ブリヂストン、中国のタイヤメーカーとの意匠権侵害訴訟で勝訴判決の執行完了

 株式会社ブリヂストン(社長 荒川 詔四)は、意匠権侵害訴訟について、中国の大手タイヤメーカーである朝陽浪馬輪胎有限公司(Chaoyang Long March Tyre Co., Ltd, 以下 朝陽浪馬社)に対する勝訴判決の強制執行が完了したことを確認いたしました。

 当社は、2006年12月、朝陽浪馬社のトラック・バス用ラジアルタイヤの製造販売行為に対して、意匠権侵害訴訟を提起しました。北京市中級第二裁判所の審理を経て、2007年3月に朝陽浪馬社に侵害品の製造・販売の中止及び損害賠償の支払を命じる判決が下されました。朝陽浪馬社が上訴しなかったため判決が確定しましたが、法定期限以内に朝陽浪馬社が判決を履行しなかったため、当社は同年6月に判決の強制執行を北京市中級第二裁判所に申請しました。執行を委託された遼寧省朝陽市龍城区裁判所執行局により、同年12月に執行手続きが完了しました。

 これにより、朝陽浪馬社は侵害品の製造・販売を中止し、当社に損害賠償の支払いを行いました。遼寧省朝陽市龍城区裁判所執行局による迅速な執行に、深く謝意を表します。

 当社は、研究活動の結果得られる独自の優れた技術やデザイン等を知的財産として保護するとともに、グローバルに積極的な活用を図っています。また、お客様に安心して当社製品をお使い頂くために、今後も知財経営の実践に努め、模倣行為に対しては、摘発や訴訟などを通じて厳正に対処していく所存です。

February 29, 2008

Chinese Court Enforces Bridgestone Patent Infringement Ruling

On Feb. 27 Bridgestone publicly released details of a recent patent infringement case in China.

A Beijing court has ruled in favor of Bridgestone Corp. in a patent infringement case against Chaoyang Long March Tyre Co., Ltd, the Liaoning Province-based manufacturer of the Long March brand of truck tires.

After it came to Bridgestone
s attention that the design of certain Long March truck and bus radials may infringe the tire majors patented intellectual property, the company commenced legal action against Long March in December 2006. The Beijing No. 2 Intermediate People's Court presided over the proceedings and, upon deliberation, ruled in favor of Bridgestone in March 2007. Long March Tyre was ordered to stop manufacturing and selling the infringing products, and to pay damages to Bridgestone. As Long March Tyre did not file an appeal, the ruling became effective.

As Long March Tyre did not fulfill the court
s obligation within the agreed timeframe, in June 2007 Bridgestone asked the court to enforce its ruling. The enforce bureau of People's Court in the Longcheng District of Chaoyang City, Liaoning Province, was entrusted to carry out this responsibility and concluded enforcement proceedings in December 2007. As a result, Long March Tyre stopped manufacturing and selling the infringing products and paid damages to Bridgestone. Bridgestone reports that it is extremely gratefulto the bureau for its prompt and effective action.

In announcing this victory, Bridgestone adds that the company will continue to protect the technology and designs it acquires through its own research and development as intellectual property. In order for customers to use Bridgestone products with peace of mind, the company states it will continue to implement intellectual property management, and to rigorously pursue measures, including legal action and other appropriate responses, against all acts of imitation.

Long March Tyre was one of the first Chinese manufacturers to produce all-steel radial truck tires, an achievement made possible with technological assistance from Dunlop UK. The company has an annual production capacity in excess of 800,000 units and exports to more than 40 countries, with North and South America its principal markets. (Courtesy of Tire Review/Tyres & Accessories/Staffordshire, U.K.)


2008/3/26 Asia Chemical Weekly

Shell signed EO/EG licensing contract with PetroChina

On Mar 18, Shell Global Solutions announced that it has signed a licensing contract with PetroChina for ethylene oxide/ethylene glycol (EO/EG) units in Pengzhou, Sichuan Province.

The EO/EG units is a part of PetroChina complex project in Pengzhou, nearing Chengdu, which is a jv between PetroChina and local government. PetroChina is constructing the ethylene project and waiting for the approval for 10 million tonne/year refinery. Both the refinery and ethylene projects are expected to start up in 2010.

Also, the EO/EG units are expected to start up in 2010, with the capacity of 50,000 ton/year and 360,000 ton/year respectively.

According to the Shell, the CRI Catalyst will be used in the projects. CRI Catalyst Company and Shell Global Solutions are the leading providers of ethylene oxide catalyst, and ethylene oxide and ethylene glycol process technology. Over 37% of the world's EO is produced in Shell-licensed and designed plants, more than any other licensor, and 55% of the world's EO production is made using CRI's proprietary catalysts. This is Shell's sixth EO/EG license to China and the third to PetroChina. The CNOOC-Shell Petrochemical Complex (CNPC) in Huizhou, Guangdong Province is also a licensee.

The products and capacities and confirmed technology contractors show as follows.

Ethylene 800,000 ton/year S-W technology
HDPE 300,000 ton/year Basell Hostalen technology
LLDPE 300,000 ton/year  
EO/EG 50,000/360,000 ton/year Shell (CRI)
MEG/DEG 360,000/30,000 ton/year  
Oxo-alcohols 290,000 ton/year LP Oxo (Dow-Davy) technology
Toluene 90,200 ton/year  
MX 60,400 ton/year  
Butadiene 150,000 ton/year  
Butyl Rubber 150,000 ton/year  
Acrylic acid 190,000 ton/year  
Acrylates 220,000 ton/year  
Phenol 180,000 ton/year  
Acetone 110,000 ton/year  
BPA 130,000 ton/year  

 


2008/3/28 Asia Chemical Weekly

China released renewable energy outline for 2006-2010

On Mar. 18, 2008, China's NDRC released the renewable energy development outline for 2006-2010 (11th-5 year plan period).

According to the outline, the consumption of renewable energy, mainly including Hydropower, Bio-energy, Wind power, Solar power and country renewable energy will reach the equivalent of 300 million ton standard coal by 2010, account for 10% of total energy consumption.

The outline also said in 2010 renewable energy consumption will near double of 2005, which was equivalent to 166 million ton of standard coal. That will reduce 3 million ton SO2 and more than 400 million ton CO2 emissions.

NDRC said that it is difficult to sustain its development and protect the environment by relying on fossil fuels only, so it's important to development the renewable energy in the future.

The outline said that by 2010:
- China will have hydropower projects with a combined installed capacity of 190 million kilowatts and wind power projects with installed capacity of 10 million kw.
- the installed capacity of bio-energy projects will reach 5.5million kw and that of solar energy projects will be 300,000 kw.
- domestically produced hydropower equipment and solar water heaters should become competitive on global markets, wind power equipment manufacturers should put generating units with installed capacities of at least 1.5 million watts into mass production.
- the Bio-ethanol will reach 3 million ton/year and Bio-diesel will reach 200,000 ton/year increase from the 1 million ton/year and 50,000 ton/y in 2005 respectively.

中国では「再生可能エネルギー法」が2006年1月1日に施行された。
http://www.geocities.jp/ps_dictionary/renewable/j100.htm

その第4条では、「 国は再生可能エネルギーの開発利用をエネルギー発展の優先分野に位置づけ、再生可能エネルギー開発利用の総量目標を設定し、相応の措置を取る。再生可能エネルギー市場の建設と発展を推進する」と規定している。

 


CCR 2008/4/1

First Phase of Polyester Project Starts Production

The first phase of polyester project in Jiangsu Dongtai Desai Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd. was recently completed and went on stream.
With a total investment of RMB1.0 billion, the project has a capacity of
600 000 t/a polyester fiber and polyester chip.
The project is executed in three phases. The first phase with an investment of RMB380 million has a capacity of 200 000 t/a continuous polyester and high-performance differential polyester staple fiber. The second phase has a capacity of 200 000 t/a continuous polyester filament fiber. The third phase has a capacity of 200 000 t/a continuous polyester bottle chip. After the completion of all the three phases, the annual sales revenue will be added by RMB6.0 billion for the company.


2008/4/7 XFN-ASIA via COMTEX

China's Sinopec plans ethylene project in Hainan

China Petroleum & Chemical Corp (Sinopec), Asia's top refiner, has inked an agreement with the
Hainan provincial government for a proposed 1-mln-ton-capacity ethylene project in the southern province, Xinhua news agency reported.

The two parties will launch a feasibility study on the project and finalise the investment amount, it said.

The project, to be located in the
Yangpu development zone, will be near Sinopec's 8-mln-ton refinery there which came on stream in September 2006, Xinhua said.

The report did not provide further details.

Platts 2008/4/8

Both parties aim to start core development of the ethylene plant in two years. Construction is targeted for completion in 2013.
The head of the Yangpu Economic Development Zone, Ding Shangqing, has estimated investment in the ethylene plant at Yuan 30-40 billion ($4.3 billion-5.7 billion).
The ethylene plant will be attached to the Sinopec Hainan Petrochemical Co. refinery in Yangpu. The 8 million mt/year (160,000 b/d) plant, which started commercial operations mid-2006, is a joint venture between Sinopec Group (25%) and its publicly listed business arm China Petroleum and Chemical Corp. (75%). The refinery has already cost Yuan 12 billion


2008/4/8 CCR

Lanzhou Petrochemical Starts up SBR Unit

On March 27th, 2008 the 100 000 t/a SBR (styrene-butadiene rubber) unit of CNPC Lanzhou Petrochemical Co., Ltd. was completed and went on stream in Lanzhou, Gansu province.
With a total investment of RMB680 million, the unit is a matching project for the company's 700 000 t/a ethylene unit.
Lanzhou Petrochemical commenced construction of the unit in March 2007, and conducted intermediate handing-over on the unit in January 2008.


2009-8-11 CCR

Lanzhou Petrochemical Conducts Intermediate Handing-over on NBR Project

PetroChina Lanzhou Petrochemical Company Ltd. recently conducted intermediate handing-over on its 50 000 t/a NBR (acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber) project in Lanzhou, Gansu province.
With a total investment of RMB858 million, construction on the project was started on May 26th, 2008.


2008/4/15 Asia Chemical Weekly

PTA capacities in China 2007 (kt)

Producer Location Capacity
Sinopec Shanghai Petrochem Shanghai    400
Sinopec Yangzi Petrochem Jiangsu   1,250
Sinopec Tianjin Petrochem Tianjin    350
Sinopec Luoyang Petrochem Henan    325
Sinopec Yizheng Jiangsu    325
   600
PetroChina Liaoyang Petrochem Liaoning    850
PetroChina Urumqi Petrochem Xinjiang    75
Jinan Zhenghao Shandong    100
Xiamen Xianglu Fujian   1,500
BP Zhuhai Guangdong    530
Hualian Sunshine Zhejiang   1,800
Mitsubishi Ningbo Zhejiang    600
Yisheng Petrochem Zhejiang   1,200
Oriental Petrochem Shanghai    600
Total    10,505

SM producers and capacities in China  2007 (kt)

Producer Location Capacity
CNOOC-Shell Guangdong   560
SECCO Shanghai    500
Sinopec Qilu Petrochem Shandong    200
Jiangsu Lishide Chem Jiangsu   200
Changzhou Donghao Jiangsu    200
PetroChina Jilin Chemical Jilin    140
YPC-BASF Jiangsu    120
Sinopec Maoming Petrochem Guangdong    120
PetroChina Dalian Petrochem Liaoning    100
Sinopec Yanshan Petrochem Beijing    84
Sinopec Guangzhou Petrochem Guangdong     80
Hainan Shihua-Garson Hainan    80
PetroChina Daqing Petrochem Heilongjiang     90
PetroChina Jinzhou Petrochem Liaoning   160
Petrochina Jinxi Refining&Chemical Liaoning    60
Huajin Chem Liaoning    60
PetroChina Lanzhou Petrochem Gansu    60
PetroChina Fushun Petrochem Liaoning    60
Zhongshan Nanrong Chemical Guangdong    50
PetroChina Renqiu Styrene Hebei    80
Total    3,004

2008-4-15 CCR

Leshan Electric Launches Polycrystalline Silicon Project

On March 28th, 2008 Leshan Electric Power Co., Ltd. began the construction of 3 000 t/a polycrystalline silicon project in Leshan, Sichuan 四川省楽山市 province of southwestern China.
In the project with a total investment of around RMB2.2 billion, Leshan Electric holds 51% equity and Boading Tianwei Baobian Electric Co., Ltd. holds 49% equity.
The project occupies an area of around 33.3 hectares and is expected to go on stream in November 2009.


2008-4-24 CCR                        YPC Constructs 100 000 t/a Butadiene Unit

Yangzi Petrochemical Starts up Butadiene Unit

On April 16th, 2008 the 100 000 t/a butadiene unit of Sinopec Yangzi Petrochemical Company Ltd. went on stream in Nanjing, Jiangsu province.
With a total investment of around RMB247 million, construction on the unit was started on March 20th, 2007, and the intermediate handing-over of it was conducted on March 20th, 2008.
Added by the new butadiene unit, the total butadiene capacity in Yangzi Petrochemical has reached
206 000 t/a, and the company has become a largest butadiene producer in China.

中国の2007年末現在のブタジエン能力は以下の通り。(単位:千トン)

メーカー  立地 能力
ペトロチャイナ吉林石化 吉林省吉林   230
シノペック揚子石化 江蘇省南京   206
CNOOC-Shell (CSPC) 広東省恵州   155
シノペック茂名石化 広東省茂名   150
シノペック斉魯石化 山東省ジボ   110
ペトロチャイナ蘭州石化 甘粛省蘭州   100
シノペック上海石化 上海市   100
上海Secco 上海市     90
ペトロチャイナ大慶石化 黒竜江省大慶     70
シノペック上海高橋石化 上海市     60
シノペック北京燕山石化 北京市     45
ペトロチャイナ新疆独山子石化 新疆ウイグル自治区独山子    40
シノペック北京東方化工 北京市     35
シノペック広州石化  広東省広州    35
藍星グループ 天津市     30
シノペック天津石化 天津市    30
Liaoning Huajin Group 遼寧省盤錦     25
Total       1,511

  

寧夏回族自治区で「石炭化学フォーラム」7月開催
 

中国では石油価格高騰の中で豊富な石炭を利用した多くの石炭化学プロジェクトが計画されている。

石炭液化(CTL)、石炭からのメタノールやDMEの製造、石炭からのオレフィン製造などの計画が目白押しである。

石炭化学のベースの一つである寧夏回族自治区で本年7月に第3回中国CTL&CoalChemフォーラムが開催される。

寧夏石油化工協会、上海市石油学会などの主催で、銀川市のHaiyue Jianguoホテルで7月16日〜18日に開催される。

フォーラムでは、NDRCによる中国の石炭化学戦略の説明、アジア最大の石炭化学パークのNingDong Energy Chemical Base の紹介、神華グループや南アのサソールなどによる石炭化学計画紹介や、需要分析、技術紹介などが行なわれ、最終日にはNingDong Energy Chemical Baseの見学会が行なわれる。

詳細は下記参照

http://www.chinacoalchem.com/en/3rdcoalchem.pdf

参加費は次の通り。
  (人民元、
including cost of all sessions, luncheon, coffee/tea, documentation and Simultaneous Interpretation.)

  一人当たり 616日以前
登録
同一会社
3人以上
同左
616日以前
登録
Jul.16-17  7,200   6,800   6,800   6,600
見学会   300    300    300    300

   


2008/5/13 Platts

China quake causes ammonia leaks from chemical plants in Sichuan

A strong earthquake in China's Sichuan province on Monday caused liquid ammonia to leak from two chemical plants in Shifang city 十方市, the State Administration of Work Safety said late-Monday, without identifying the companies.
At least two chemical plants in Shifang were damaged, causing large amounts of liquid ammonia to sill, and up to 100 plant workers have been buried under debris, the work safety office said.
Shifang city is home to chemical plants operated by Hongda Chemicals, Shuangsheng Chemicals, Yongchang Chemicals and Yunxi Chemicals, among others.

512日の地震の震源から南西に50キロの四川省十方(Shifang)で500人が死亡、2000人ががれきの下に生き埋めとなっていることが明らかになった。国営テレビが13日、地元の救援当局の話として伝えた。

State media said two chemical plants in an industrial zone of the city of Shifang collapsed, spilling more than 80 tons of toxic liquid ammonia.


2008-5-13 CCR

Earthquake Affected Some Factories

On May 12th, a powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake took place in Wenchuan county, 90 kilometers away from Sichuan province。ッs capital C Chengdu. A dozen thousand of people were killed and many other were buried. It is difficult to rescue because the quake happened in a region surrounded by mountains and the rain followed.  
 
Affected by the quake, many factories close to the epicenter stopped production temperately.

Four chlor-alkali firms including Chongqing Tianyuan Chemical Complex, Chongqing Sanyang Chemical Company Ltd., Shaanxi Jintai Chlor-Alkali Company and Shaanxi Beiyuan Chemical Company remained normal production.

Chengdu Huarong Chemical Company Limited shut down its production facilities to carry out repair and has not reported death. Leshan Yongxiang Co., Ltd. and Sichuan Jinlu Group Co., Ltd. stopped production carefully in spite of not being impacted.   


2008/5/19 CCR

Xinan Chemical to Build New Silicon Plant in Heilongjiang
黒竜江省

Zhejiang Xinan Chemical Industrial Group Co., Ltd. 浙江新安化工集団 will set up a new company named Suihua Xinan Silicon Material Co., Ltd.
The new plant, located at Suihua Industry Park, Heilongjiang province, will build a silicon facility
in two phases, with a total capacity of 100 thousand t/a. The phase I is expected to spend RMB100 million and is scheduled for startup by the second quarter of 2009. The phase I will produce 30 thousand tons of industrial silicon.
The proposed plant will help extend its products portfolio and ensure supply of raw materials.

Zhejiang Xinan Chemical Industrial Group Co., Ltd. is located in Hangzhou 杭州, a prosperous city in the middle and lower reach of Yangtze River. The company is founded in Apr. 1993 and becomes a public listed company in Sep. 2001. The company has six factories, namely, Jiande Chemical Factory,Jiande Pesticide Factory,Jiande No. 2 Chemical Factory,Jiande Chemical Machinery Factory, Xinan Chemical Heat and Power Factory, Xinan Chemical Silicone Factory; six subsidiaries, namely, Jiande Xinan Service Co., Ltd., Jiande Xinan Crystal Co., Ltd., Jiande Xinan Coals Sales Co., Ltd., Jiande Xinan Auto Service Co., Ltd., Kaihua Synthetic Material Ltd., and Abazhou Xilong Industrial Silicon Co., Ltd.; two provincial-level technical centers,namely, Xinan Chemical Technical Center and Zhejiang Province Silicones Engineering R&D Center.
The principal business of the company is pesticide, silicones, and fine chemicals, which invclude more than 100 kinds of products.


2008/5/22 Asia Chemical Weekly

PetroChina is reconsidering the refinery project in Sichuan

After a strong earthquake happened in Wenchuan, Sichuan, PetroChina is reconsidering the proposed refinery project in Pengzhou, Sichuan Province.

On May 12, 2008, the 7.9-magnitude earthquake destroyed many buildings, disrupted transport and communication lines as well as fuel and power supplies.

The earthquake damaged many Petrochina facilities. Its production at a natural gas well with a capacity of 6 million cubic meters per day was temporary halted, 728 PetroChina gas stations were partly damaged during the earthquake, and 78 of them stopped operation.

After that, PetroChina said it has set a professional team to review the quake's direct impact on the Pengzhou refinery project and make further study on the feasibility of the project. If the review result shows the risk of force majeure still exist, the company may give up the project.

Also, PetroChina Co has suspended exports of oil products to meet domestic demand following the earthquake.

In 2007, PetroChina and Sichuan government signed an agreement on the integrated complex project in Pengzhou, Chengdu, Sichuan Province. With total investment of more than 50 billion yuan ($6.5 billion), the two partners are to build a 10 million tonne/year refinery an integrated 800,000 tonne/year ethylene cracker complex. PetroChina has a 75% stake in the project while the Sichuan Province government holds the remainder 25%.

Orginally, the refinery and ethylene projects are expected to start up in 2010. PetroChina has started the ethylene project construction since Feb. 2006; and it also got the environmental approval from government in Feb. 2008 for the proposed refinery.

The construction work for 800,000 tonne/year ethylene project is ceased now, as the company is making review after earthquaker.


2008-5-21 CCR

Yongcheng Coal and Electric Power Starts up Methanol Project

Henan Longyu Coal Chemical Company Limited, under Yongcheng Coal and Electric Power Group Corporation, has put into operation of a new methanol project in Yongcheng of Henan province.
The new facility uses coal as raw material to produce
500 thousand tons of methanol per year. Construction is started in October 2005. The plant still produces 4 thousand tons of sulfur and 15 thousand cubic meters of liquid argon per year.
The plant will produce methanol downstream products including
olefine, ethylene oxide, mono ethylene glycol, polypropylene, butanol.


2008-5-22 CCR

Sanxia Yingli Conducts Successful Wet Commissioning on Glycine Project

Chongqing Sanxia Paints Co., Ltd. (Chongqing Sanxia) has recently announced that the 50 000 t/a natural gas based glycine project of its subsidiary Sanxia Yingli Chemical Co., Ltd. (Sanxia Yingli) has achieved major advances. The project was started wet commissioning on February 16th, more than 14 tons of glycine was already produced in one production line by the end of April and the product quality reached the design requirements. Debugging is also being conducted to other production lines.


2008-5-23  CCR

Approved Polycrystalline Silicon Expansion in Xuzhou

The National Development and Reform Commission has approved a polycrystalline silicon expansion project in Xuzhou of Jiangsu province.
Jiangsu Zhongneng Silicon Industry Technology Development Co., Ltd. operates the polycrystalline silicon expansion project, located at Xuzhou Economic Development Zone. The company will add newly polycrystal silicon capacity of
6 thousand t/a, making its polycrystalline silicon capacity be 10 thousand t/a. The expansion project is also the company's  polycrystal silicon project phase III, with an investment of approximately RMB3.5 billion.


Domestic Planning Construction Projects of multi crystalline Silicon Ingot

   http://www.infoshop-japan.com/study/cccm57238-china-solar_toc.html


CCR 2008-5-27

Gansu Ronghua Starts up 120 000 T/A Glutamic Acid Project

On May 4th, 2008 the 120 000 t/a glutamic acid project of Gansu Ronghua Industry Group Co., Ltd. went on stream.
The design capacity of the project is 400 t/d. The daily output of glutamic acid in the company has already reached 200 tons and is still on the increase.
After reaching the design capacity, the project will consume 240 000 tons corn starch a year, and the annual sales revenue in the company will be added by RMB1.088 billion (based on product price of RMB7 800/t).

Gansu Ronghua Industry Group Co., Ltd. is principally engaged in the processing of grains and forage. The Company primarily provides starch, albumen powderfibrous residues and embryos, among others. The Company operates its businesses mainly in the domestic market, with northwestern China and southwestern China as its major markets. During the year ended December 31, 2007, the Company obtained approximately 73% and 11% of its total revenue from the sale of starch and embryos, respectively.

 


2008/5/28 Asia Chemical Weekly      詳細

China cancels consumption tax on chemical feedstock used naphtha

On May 26, 2008, the China's top tax authority, China Stat Administration of Taxation (CSAT) announced that the government has cancelled the consumption tax on chemical feedstock used naphtha.

The chemical feedstock using includes ethylene and aromatics production, and the coverage of consumption includes both imported and domestic produced naphtha. The cancellation of naphtha is effective since Jan 1, 2008 to Dec 31, 2010.

But for other used naphtha, like the production of gasoline and diesel fuel, the consumption tax will remain. The full consumption tax rate on naphtha is RMB 0.2 per liter.

This move is aimed to stimulate the domestic refiners to increase naphtha imports in order to ease feedstock shortage and reduce the costs for ethylene crackers. It is good news for Sinopec and Petrochina, as the companies are scheduled to start up several ethylene projects during 2008-2010.

 

中国の消費税は日本の消費税とは異なる。

日本の消費税に相当するのは増価税(VAT=Value Added Tax)で、農産品等一部が13%で、一般製品は17%となっている。

  [email protected]/9/26 中国、輸出増価税リベート変更 後半
        

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中国の消費税 (Consumption Tax) は、高級消費財、贅沢品、高級サービスの消費行為にかかる税金で、中国は1994年に煙草、酒・アルコール製品、化粧品、スキン・ヘアケア製品、貴金属・アクセサリー、爆竹・花火、ガソリン、ディーゼルオイル、自動車タイヤ、自動二輪車、自動車の11項目を消費税の課税対象に定めた。

2006年3月20日に「消費税政策の調整及び整備に関する通知」が公布された。消費税について社会の実態に合わせて税目及び税率を調整したもので、4月1日より施行された。

@ 新設
  ゴルフボール及びゴルフ用品  10%
  高級腕時計  20%
  ヨット  10%
  木製割り箸  5% (天然資源保護)
  天然木床板  5% (同上)

  ナフサ  0.2元/リットル
  溶剤油  0.2元/リットル
  潤滑油  0.2元/リットル 
  燃料油0.1元/リットル 
   (以上4品目は
暫定的に本来納付すべき税額の30%で消費税を徴収、2008/1/1より法定税率適用)
  航空用ガソリン0.1元/リットル
   (但し、消費税の徴収を暫定的に見合わせ)

A廃止
  スキンケア・ヘアケア商品(一般日常用品化)
   (高級スキンケア類は化粧品として課税)

B税率見直し
  乗用車、オートバイ、自動車用タイヤ、蒸留酒
    ラジアルタイヤは消費税の徴収を免除

2008年1月、財政部と国家税務総局は消費税政策の健全化を図り、税収制度面の統一と公平を促すため、『一部製品油の消費税政策の調整に関する通知』を出し、暫定的に本来納付すべき税額の30%で消費税を徴収しているナフサ、溶剤油、潤滑油、燃料油に対して、1月1日から法定税率に基づいて消費税税率を適用することとした。

今回は、1月に税率を法定税率に引き上げたばかりのナフサについて、エチレン、芳香族炭化水素原料用を免税とするもの。

中国は上記の輸出増価税リベート変更や、輸出税の賦課など、状況に応じた政策実現のため、弾力的に税制を利用している。

    2006/11/4 中国、エネルギー・天然資源関連製品に輸出税

 


2008/6/2 Asia Chemical Weekly

Sinopec QRCC starts up refinery and PP project

May 24, 2008,
Sinopec Qingdao Refining & Chemical Company (QRCC) has started up the mega refinery and produced on-spec oil products successfully.

QRCC will import about 5.6 million ton crude oil from Mid East for the new refinery from late May to the end of 2008. For output, around 3.7 million ton refined oil products from the new refinery will be supplied to satisfy demands in north China. The downstream industrial customer, meanwhile, includes
Lidong Chemical - a large scale aromatics producer in Qingdao.

Also, in late May, QRCC has started up its
PP unit which has designed capacity of 200 kt/a. The PP unit is expected to start commercial production in Jun., and to produce around 110 kt PP in 2008 in according with the refinery operation.

QRCC was setup in Nov. 2004, it is a jv of Sinopec (85%), Shandong International Trust Corporation (SITCO 10%), and Qingdao Guoxin Industry Corporation (QGIC 5%). SITCO and QGIC represent Shandong Provincial and Qingdao Municipal government respectively. Earlier, it is said that
Saudi Aramco will join the Qingdao project, but there are not updates up to now.

The main units and capacities of QRCC:
- 10 Mt/a atmospheric and vacuum distillation unit
- 2 Mt/a heavy oil catalytic cracking
- 3.4 Mt/a diesel hydrogenation
- 2.6 Mt/a heavy oil hydrogenation cracking and
- 1.2 Mt continuous reforming


2008/6/3 CCR

Shanxi Jinye Launches 300 000 T/A Methanol Project    山西 古交市

On May 10th, Shanxi Jinye Coal & Coking Group Co., Ltd. (Shanxi Jinye) began the construction of a 300 000 t/a methanol project, which is phase I of the 1.2 million t/a methanol project in Gujiao City, Shanxi province.
Total investment of the 300 000 t/a project is estimated around RMB900 million and the construction is scheduled to be completed within 18 months. After completion of the 300 000 t/a methanol project, the output value will be added by RMB900 million a year for the company. In addition the project will offer a thoroughgoing solution for the utilization of coking gas and reduce the pollution of sulfur dioxide by 600 t/a.