CB&I has been awarded a contract by CJSC Vostochnaya
Neftechimicheskaya (VNHK), a subsidiary of OJSC Rosneft, for
the license and basic engineering of a naphtha steam cracking
unit and a butadiene and benzene extraction unit for
VNHKs new petrochemical complex in Russia.
This is a third-quarter award, according to the company.
Financial terms were not disclosed.
The steam cracking unit, which will be the worlds
largest, is designed to produce more than 1.4 million tpy of
ethylene and more than 600,000 tpy of propylene, using the
latest advances in the Lummus SRT-VII heater technology.
The butadiene unit is designed to produce 230,000 tpy of
benzene and approximately 200,000 tpy of butadiene. It will use
the Lummus/BASF butadiene extraction technology.
Ethylene and propylene, building blocks in the petrochemical industry, are used to
produce a variety of finished products, including plastics,
fibers and rubber.
Butadiene, which is a co-product of ethylene, is
predominantly used in the production of synthetic rubber, more
than 75% of which is consumed by the global automobile and
truck tire industry.
Butadiene is currently in high demand globally as a result
of the move by ethylene manufacturers to lighter feedstocks that produce less
butadiene, according to CB&I.