Follow the general secretary to see the Yangtze River
In 2018, General Secretary Xi Jinping said during an inspection of the Xingfa Group’s New Materials Industrial Park on the banks of the Yangtze River in Yichang, “I emphasize that the construction of the Yangtze River Economic Belt must be protected and not developed. It is the first to establish a rule to put the ecological restoration of the Yangtze River in the first place, to protect the mother river of the Chinese nation, and not to engage in destructive development. Through the establishment of the rule, the industry is forced to transform and upgrade, and to develop suitable industries on the premise of insisting on ecological protection , To achieve scientific development, orderly development, and high-quality development." For three years, Hubei has adhered to the concept of ecological priority and green development, actively solved the problem of "chemical industry surrounding the river", and answered the historical answer to guarding the Yangtze River with heart and affection.
"Old look" and "new look"! 134 chemical companies transformed
Yichang is located at the boundary between the upper and middle reaches of the Yangtze River. The mainstream of the Yangtze River flows through Yichang for 232 kilometers, accounting for nearly a quarter of the total coastline of the Yangtze River in Hubei Province. In the past, Yichang chemical enterprises had extensive development and scattered layout, and the predicament of "chemical surrounding the river" has been around for a long time. During the inspection, General Secretary Xi Jinping emphasized that we must first establish a rule, put the ecological restoration of the Yangtze River in the first place, protect the mother river of the Chinese nation, and not engage in destructive development.
Li Wenhong, an employee of Xingfa Group, told reporters: "Even though it has been three years, it is still vivid, and I feel very cordial. When I finally got on the bus, when I talked about this joint protection, it is not about not doing big development, but about science. Local development and high-quality development. It should be said that this is a reassurance for chemical companies like us along the Yangtze River."
Ding Qingrong, director of the Yichang Municipal Bureau of Economics and Information Technology, said: “General Secretary Xi Jinping has established rules and directions for the development of the Yangtze River Economic Belt, and provided a fundamental basis for us to carry out the transformation of chemical companies along the Yangtze River and fully promote the conversion of new and old kinetic energy. The direction of development."
After learning from the pain, Yichang quickly made a decision. The chemical companies in the region were screened one by one, and a three-year action plan was formulated for the "shutdown, relocation and greening". The "strong man broke his wrist" shut down 34 companies that did not meet the standard for rectification and reform, and upgraded 100 companies with lower safety and environmental risks. Huaneng Environmental Protection Technology Co., Ltd., located by the Yangtze River in Xiaoting District, was listed as a relocation and transformation chemical enterprise due to its outdated and backward equipment and high environmental risk in the workshop-style production process. At the end of last year, the old factory was demolished.
Lin Yuanping, general manager of Yichang Huaneng Environmental Protection Technology Co., Ltd., said: "In early December last year, we started construction and demolition. At that time, many employees, including ourselves, were a little bit reluctant. They were very sad and weeping. There are sentimental people, but for the better development of our own business, we still have to tear it down."
Right now, the newly established Huahao Company has moved into the park and is undergoing final equipment commissioning. It will start operation in May. In order to reduce emissions, Huahao has invested 20 million yuan to update environmental protection facilities. Imported raw water treatment equipment is used to purify the tap water used for production into raw water without impurities to achieve pollution control at the source. In terms of waste gas treatment, the company has set aside a workshop to install a high-end bag dust removal device. The exhaust gas is purified and filtered in the factory before being discharged.
Yichang Huahao New Material Technology Co., Ltd. Safety and Environment Department Director Wang Yonghua said: "This bag filter filters out particulate matter. This solid matter is our product. We recycle it. This emission standard can reach only 30% of the country's."
As of 2020, 134 chemical companies along the Yangtze River in Yichang have basically completed the “replacement and relocation” task, and 293.6 kilometers of shoreline along the Yangtze River has been restored.
Nirvana rebirth! Yichang Chemical Enterprise Ushered in "Butterfly Change"
Relocation is not a simple physical displacement. It is the rebirth of the chemical industry. General Secretary Xi Jinping emphasized that it is necessary to establish rules to force industrial transformation and upgrading, develop suitable industries under the premise of insisting on ecological protection, and achieve scientific development, orderly development, and high-quality development. It has become a vivid practice of Yichang Chemical Industry.
Reporter Yao Tao: "This is the Yichang New Material Industrial Park of Xingfa Group. After less than two years of construction, the 15,000-ton electronic-grade hydrofluoric acid project carrying Xingfa's transformation and upgrading has just been completed and put into production, and this also marks China The mainland is able to independently produce G5 grade high-purity electronic grade hydrofluoric acid, breaking the foreign monopoly."
Electronic grade hydrofluoric acid is one of the key basic chemical materials in the microelectronics industry. The purity and cleanliness of hydrofluoric acid have an important impact on the yield, electrical performance and reliability of integrated circuits. At present, the highest purity hydrofluoric acid in the world is G5 grade. The R&D and production gap of this grade is being filled by Xingfa Group.
Li Shaoping, deputy general manager of Xingfa Group, said: “When the general secretary arrived at Xingfa, our side was still mainly focusing on traditional products. At that time, the general secretary proposed the idea of intensive protection, no major development, and sustainable development. With this concept of scientific development, we quickly acted. The main thing is to transform into electronic-grade new materials, mainly around the development of wet electronic chemicals needed by the integrated circuit industry."
Also today, the country’s largest and most comprehensive "Hubei Electronic Chemicals Zone" was officially unveiled. After completion, it can achieve annual sales revenue of 8 billion yuan and profits and taxes of 2 billion yuan, making it a domestic first-class production base of electronic chemicals.
Li Shaoping, deputy general manager of Xingfa Group, went on to introduce: “We have planned 1,500 mu for this area. The completed construction area is 500 mu, and the current capacity is 90,000 tons. The next step is to continue construction. With a scale of 460,000 tons, it is fully shifted to a production base of electronic chemicals with relatively complete categories."
In the first quarter of this year, Xingfa Group realized a net profit attributable to shareholders of listed companies of approximately 350 million yuan, a year-on-year increase of approximately 1344%. Yaojiagang Chemical Park and Yidu Chemical Park, which are the main bearers of Yichang's chemical industry, are also among the national green industrial parks.
Hold group development! "Yijing Jingen" 500 billion scale industrial cluster struck
General Secretary Xi Jinping clearly pointed out that in the new situation to promote the development of the Yangtze River Economic Belt, the key is to correctly grasp the relationship between overall advancement and key breakthroughs, ecological environmental protection and economic development. This is a profound insight into the laws of economic and social development, and it is the general basis and general follow-up for the implementation of the development strategy of the Yangtze River Economic Belt. Hubei proposed that the "Yijing, Jing'en" city group should strengthen the joint development of green economy and strategic emerging industries, and promote the development of chemical industrial parks, green and refined. Last year, Yichang, Jingzhou, and Jingmen worked together to organize the Yijing Jing Phosphorus Chemical Industry Cluster to participate in the 2020 National Advanced Manufacturing Cluster Competition. A total of 47 platform services and physical projects were declared, with a planned total investment of 29.095 billion yuan.
Ding Qingrong, Director of the Yichang Municipal Bureau of Economy and Information Technology: "With leading enterprises such as Xingfa, Yihua, and Xinyangfeng as the main body, we have built a characteristic organization system of'leading enterprise + innovation center + industrial alliance'. At present, we have successfully advanced to the preliminary competition. The first batch of 10 million yuan of special subsidies from the central government has been put in place."
Currently, Yijingjing City Cluster has 15 professional chemical parks and 7 leading industrial chains. There are 237 enterprises above designated size in the cluster, of which 10 have an annual output value of more than 10 billion yuan, and 11 are among the top 500 Sinopec companies. This year, the scale of cluster output value will strive to reach 350 billion yuan. By 2025, the scale of cluster output value will strive to exceed 500 billion yuan and build an advanced manufacturing cluster with global influence.