Toyo Engineering Corp. has been awarded a contract for a
caprolactam plant for DSM Nanjing Chemical (DNCC), a joint
venture company between Royal DSM and Sinopec.
The project aims to build a 200,000 tpy
caprolactam unit in Nanjing, China, in addition to existing
200,000 tpy of caprolactam capacity.
After the completion of the new project, DNCC will become the
largest caprolactam producer in the world with 400,000 tpy of
capacity, officials said.
Toyo will engage in engineering, procurement services and construction management on a
lump-sum basis, it said.
The client will invest approximately $ 300million into the
project, which is scheduled to be
completed in the 2013 third quarter.
Caprolactam, the raw material for a nylon fiber (nylon 6),
nylon resin and film, is one of core products for Royal DSM,
which has plants in Europe, North America and China and boasts
a combined production capability of approximately 700,000
With economic development in China, the demand for
caprolactam will continue to increase and facility
reinforcement this time is aimed to meet the growing market
needs., officials said.
In addition, DSMs latest technology will be applied to this
plant for expanding the production scale while saving energy,
the company said.