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. Honeywells 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 refinerys 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 Unions 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
Lukoils 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 worlds largest ethylene plants in Tobolsk, Western
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
Lindes 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
SIBURS Tobolsk site, which is set to go onstream next
year. This project is said to be one of the key
investments in Russias 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&Is 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
Technips 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.