October 29, 2018 / 4:32 AM / 9 months ago

Germany's BASF says in MOU with China Sinopec to build steam cracker in Nanjing

BEIJING, Oct 29 (Reuters) - German chemical giant BASF said on Monday it has signed a memorandum of understanding with China’s Sinopec Corp to build a steam cracker with annual capacity of one million tonnes in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing.

The German firm said a joint pre-feasibility study on the cracker will be concluded by end-2018.

Additionally, the companies will explore new business opportunities in China’s fast-growing battery materials market, it said.

Reporting by Chen Aizhu; editing by Richard Pullin

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