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 both contracts.
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 Malaysia.
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 demands. HP