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Petrochemicals Complex Successful Turnaround and Simultaneous Debottlenecking

| Editor: Dr. Jörg Kempf

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The Nanhai petrochemicals complex in Guangdong Province came on-stream in early 2006. (Picture: Shell)
The Nanhai petrochemicals complex in Guangdong Province came on-stream in early 2006. (Picture: Shell)

Shell Chemicals has announced the successful first turnaround at the CSPCL – “Nanhai” petrochemicals joint venture complex in Guangdong, China. Nanhai is a joint venture with China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC). The turnaround was completed while simultaneously carrying out the debottlenecking of an ethylene cracker and process units. After the debottlenecking, the annual ethylene capacity went from 800 to 950 kilotonnes per annum.

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