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08.01.2012  |  Meche, Helen,  Hydrocarbon Processing Staff, Houston, TX

Keywords: [construction] [refinery] [diesel] [gasoline] [FEED] [ethylene] [petrochemicals] [polyethylene]

Haldor Topsøe has selected UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, to provide technology to purify hydrogen from a steam-reforming unit to be installed at the Antipinsky refinery in Tyumen, Russia. Honeywell’s UOP Polybed Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) system will recover and purify hydrogen to help the refinery meet the increasing need for clean transportation fuels such as diesel and gasoline.

The new hydrogen unit, which is scheduled to start up in 2013, is part of the refinery’s plan to increase its capacity of crude-oil processing by as much as 7 million tpy. It will also enable production of fuel products that meet the European Union’s Euro-5 emission standards aimed at reducing emissions from light-duty vehicles.

Axens has been selected to supply a technology license for a new Prime-G+ unit to desulfurize FCC gasoline at Lukoil’s Kstovo refinery in the Nizhny Novgorod region of Russia. The unit, which has been designed to treat more than 1.1 million tpy of cracked gasoline, will produce a high-octane stream, resulting in refinery gasoline pool sulfur levels as low as 10 ppm.

The Linde Group has an engineering contract from SIBUR LLC for the licensing and front-end engineering and design (FEED) of what is reported to be one of the world’s largest ethylene plants in Tobolsk, Western Siberia, Russia.

The ethylene plant is to be built at the petrochemical complex ZapSibNeftekhim in Tobolsk, which is being planned by the company ZapSibNeftekhim, a SIBUR subsidiary. Once finished, the new plant will produce around 1.5 million tpy of ethylene, 500,000 tpy of propylene and 100,000 tpy of butadiene from the feedstocks ethane, propane and n-butane.

Linde’s FEED services will provide a foundation for the detailed engineering and construction phase. The services also include a cost estimate, which will be used by SIBUR to inform the final investment decision.

Linde is constructing a 500,000-tpy polypropylene plant at SIBUR’S Tobolsk site, which is set to go onstream next year. This project is said to be one of the key investments in Russia’s petrochemical industry.

CB&I has been awarded a $40 million-plus contract by Nizhnekamskneftekhim OAO (NKNK) to provide front-end engineering and design (FEED) services for a new ethylene plant. The work is scheduled for completion in 2013.

CB&I’s project scope includes FEED for a 1 million-tpy ethylene plant, a related butadiene-extraction unit and a pyrotol unit, including offsites and utilities.

Technip has been awarded two front-end engineering and design (FEED) contracts by ZapSibNeftekhim, an affiliate of Sibur LLC. The plants will be located in Tobolsk, Russia.

The first contract concerns a linear- low-/high-density gas-phase polyethylene plant; the second is for a high-density slurry-phase polyethylene plant. Each plant will consist of two parallel production trains with a total capacity of 1.5 million tpy of polyethylene. Both will be developed using INEOS Technologies’ licenses.

Technip’s operating centers in Lyon, France, and St. Petersburg, Russia, will execute the contracts, which are scheduled to be completed in the first half of 2013. HP

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