Yokogawa China’s gas chromatographs are going to the first phase of a project to construct an integrated refinery and petrochemical production complex by Zhejiang Petrochemical. The facility has a planned refining capacity of 40 million tons (36 million tonnes) per year.
The first phase of construction will bring 20 million tons (18 million tonnes) of annual crude oil refining capacity and 1.4 million tons (1.2 million tonnes) of ethylene production capacity online amd is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2018. Yokogawa China will supply 190 Yokogawa GC8000 process gas chromatographs as part of this. According to the company, this is the largest order of the GC8000 to date. The device ‘separates and measures the density of the components in gases and volatile liquids.’
The Zhejiang complex, China’s first privately-owned refinery, is being built on the Zhoushan archipelago about 150km southeast of Shanghai. A crude oil terminal, oil refining and petrochemical production process units, storage tanks, and transport and service installations will be included in the complex.
Reuters estimated in 2016 that the project would be completed in 2020, it began construction in 2017.
Zhejiang Petrochemical focuses on crude oil import and export, oil refining, petrochemical production, as well as having sales, storage, and transportation capacity. It was established in June 2015 as a limited partnership between Rongsheng Petrochemical, Juhua Group, Zhejiang Tongkun Holding Group, and Zhoushan Ocean Comprehensive Development and Investment.