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RE: China Sinopec Qingdao Ref (&Coker) – Gets 1st Saudi oil shipment

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Charles Randall
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Here is news update on China Sinopec Qingdao New Refinery (& Coker) addition getting its first delivery of Saudi Heavy crude.  The refinery is to come on-line by end of May 2008, which is earlier than previous timelines estimated.
 
Startup on Congo sweet crude and trials on units like FCC are mentioned but not the coker – which is not unusual for China announcements that are used to dealing with simple (complexity 4-7) refineries instead of newer complex ones.
 
I have Sinopec Qingdao Grassroots 200 MBD Refinery down for a 2009 start-up of new delayed coker (one of China’s 17-20 new coker additions) this would say the coker is already in place and ready for startup as well. They were estimated to produce ~ 800 kmtpy of fuel coke from ~ 40MBD coker charge.
 
There have been no new coker announcements on Sinopec Qingdao Refinery/Complex since Foster Wheeler’s in 2006, where they won bid for Petcoke CFB 75 MW boiler. FW Plans mfg at FW’s Xinhui facilities & it becomes one more of 16 boilers Sinopec has purchased from FW over last 10 years – course not all those were Petcoke fired like Qingdao’s..
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