CB&I has been awarded a contract by Shandong Wonfull Petrochemical to provide the license
and processing engineering design for asolid acid alkylation
unit in China, officials said on Tuesday.
The unit will be capable of producing 100,000 tpy of alkylate.
It is scheduled for startup in early 2014.
The unit, the first of its kind in China, will use the
AlkyClean process technology partnered by CB&I's
technology operating group,
Albemarle and Neste Oil.
"CB&I is excited to be working on the first-ever
commercialization of a solid-acid alkylation unit in the
world," said Daniel McCarthy, president of CB&I's technology operating group.
"Alkylate has high octane and virtually no sulfur, olefins and
aromatics. This makes it an ideal gasoline blend stock for
every refiner to meet the upcoming stringent Tier 3 and Euro-V
gasoline pool specifications in an environmentally safe
The solid acid catalyst for the AlkyClean process
is supplied by Albemarle.
The company did not disclose where in China the plant would
be built. Financial details were also not released.