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02.01.2011  |  Meche, Helen,  Hydrocarbon Processing Staff, Houston, TX

Keywords: [olefins conversion] [design and license] [basic engineering] [construction] [urea plant]

CB&I has announced that Lummus Technology has been awarded a contract by Liaoning Tongyi Petrochemical Co., Ltd., for the license and engineering design of grassroots olefins-conversion technology (OCT) units and CATOFIN dehydrogenation units at several of its sites in the People’s Republic of China. The units will produce 684,000 metric tpy of isobutylene and 950,000 metric tpy of propylene.

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has received a contract from CPC Corp., Taiwan, to design and license Jacobs’ proprietary EUROCLAUS technology for a desulfurization unit as part of the Ta-Lin refinery expansion project in Kaoshiung, Taiwan.

This project is said to be the first to combine Jacobs’ EUROCLAUS technology with DynaWave technology, which is engineered and licensed by US-based MECS, Inc. The combination of these two unique technologies reportedly makes it possible to achieve very-low-sulfur emissions at low-investment cost compared to existing technologies. The new desulfurization unit will be integral to CPC’s refinery operations. CPC will design and build the Ta-Lin refinery expansion. The new facility, scheduled to be operational in 2013, will produce clean-fuel products for the local Taiwanese market.

The Shaw Group Inc. has been selected by GAIL (India) Ltd. to provide its proprietary technology and basic engineering for a new 450,000-tpy ethylene plant. Shaw will also provide support during detailed engineering, procurement and construction, and commissioning and startup of the plant, which will be part of GAIL’s petrochemical complex in Pata, Uttar Pradesh, India.

The undisclosed value of the contract was included in Shaw’s Energy & Chemicals segment’s backlog of unfilled orders in the first quarter of fiscal year 2011.

Stamicarbon, the licensing and intellectual property center of Maire Tecnimont S.p.A., has signed a license agreement with Inner Mongolia Bodashidi Co., Ltd., in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) for a urea plant with a capacity of 2,860 metric tpd. The plant will be built in the Industrial Zone of Nalinriver, Wushen, Inner Mongolia, PRC. The urea plant will use the Stamicarbon Urea2000Plus pool condenser technology.

Stamicarbon will deliver the process design package (PDP) and associated services. The plant will be built by Wuhuan Engineering Corp. of China as the subcontractor of China Chemical Engineering Second Construction Group. Wuhuan has been chosen by the customer as the designated EPC contractor. Startup is planned in 2013. HP

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