Technip has two contracts, worth
approximately 50 million in total, for the front-end
engineering and design (FEED) services of two refineries in
Kazakhstan. The scope involves the modernization of two out of three of
the countrys existing refineries.
The first contractfor Pavlodar Oil Chemistry
Refineryis an upgrading project of the Pavlodar
refinery, which is scheduled to be completed in the second
semester of 2013. The second project is for
Petrokazakhstan Oil Product and concerns the
revamp of the Shymkent refinery, whose FEED documentation
is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2013.
Both projects aim to increase production capacity and
conversion. They include new and revamp process units, as well
as utilities and offsite facilities.
Technips operating center in Rome, Italy, will execute
The MITC Consortium (consisting of
MODEC, Inc., IHI Corp., Toyo Engineering Corp.
and CB&I Nederland B.V.) has been awarded
a contract by PETRONAS for the front-end
engineering and design (FEED) of a floating liquefied natural
gas (FLNG) project on dual-FEED mode in
The FEED is for PETRONAS second FLNG
unit. The FLNG
is designed to produce 1.5 million tpy of LNG
at offshore Sabah, Malaysia. The FEED includes the basic design
of a natural-gas liquefaction system using a precooling system,
purpose-designed hull, living quarters, mooring system, LNG
storage tank and LNG
offloading system, followed by an engineering, procurement, construction, installation and
commissioning (EPCIC) cost estimate for the project. The FEED
and EPCIC cost estimate are expected to be completed by the
middle of 2013.
The technology of UOP
LLC, a Honeywell company, has been
selected by Heilongjiang Anruijia Petrochemical Co. to help
produce key ingredients for fuels, synthetic rubber and
plastics in China.
Honeywells UOP C4 Oleflex process will be used to
produce isobutylene, a key ingredient for fuels and synthetic
rubber. In addition, Honeywells UOP Butamer process will
be used to produce normal butane, a feedstock used to produce ethylene,
a building block for plastics.
The new units, expected to start up in 2014, will produce
180,000 metric tpy of isobutylene and 150,000 metric tpy of
normal butane at Heilongjiang Anruijia Petrochemical Co.s
facility in Heilongjiang Province, China. This will reportedly
be the first facility in China to dedicate a process unit for
isobutylene production using Honeywells UOP C4 Oleflex
process, and the first to license Honeywells UOP Butamer
process to produce normal butane.
Honeywells UOP will also provide the engineering
design, technology licensing, catalysts, adsorbents, equipment,
staff training and technical service for the project.
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has a
contract from PETRONAS to develop a basic
engineering package for three sulfur-recovery units (SRUs).
Officials did not disclose the contract value, but noted that
the basic engineering services are being provided from
Jacobs Leiden office in The Netherlands.
Jacobs is licensing its proprietary SUPERCLAUS technology to
PETRONAS for the SRU project. Jacobs introduced the SUPERCLAUS
technology in 1985; there are now over 200 licensed units in
operation worldwide. The technology offers a number of
performance features in areas such as reliability, sulfur-recovery levels,
sulfur-emissions reduction and simple continuous operation.
PETRONAS new three-train sulfur plant is part of the Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development
(RAPID) project site in the state of Johor, Malaysia.
Through the RAPID site, PETRONAS is establishing an
optimally configured, integrated refinery and petrochemical
complex that focuses on producing high-value-added petrochemicals. This involves
building a refinery to supply naphtha and to
produce gasoline and diesel that meet European clean-fuels
specifications. The petrochemical complex is designed and
developed to produce ethylene and olefins that are used in
downstream plants to produce petrochemical derivatives.
UOP LLC, a Honeywell
company, has announced that Chinas Jiutai Energy
(Zhungeer) Co. Ltd. has licensed Honeywells UOP
methanol-to-olefins (MTO) technology to convert methanol from
coal into key plastics building blocks.
Honeywells UOP/Hydro MTO process converts methanol
from gasified coal or natural
gas to produce high yields of ethylene and propylene,
building-block materials used to produce films, packaging,
plastics and other petrochemicals.
The technology allows producers in countries such as China
to tap abundant coal resources, rather than more expensive
petroleum, to produce petrochemicals.
Jiutai Energy will produce 600,000 metric tpy of ethylene
and propylene at its facility in Ordos City, Inner Mongolia,
China. In addition to technology licensing,
Honeywells UOP will provide basic engineering, catalysts,
adsorbents, specialty equipment, technical services and
training for the project, which is expected to start
up in 2014.
The MTO process, jointly developed by Honeywells UOP
and INEOS, converts methanol from crude oil
and non-crude oil sources such as coal or natural
gas to ethylene and propylene. The process, based on
proprietary UOP catalysts, is proven to provide high yields
with minimal byproducts. MTO also offers flexibility in the
quantity of propylene and ethylene produced, so producers can
adjust plant designs to most effectively address market