Technip was awarded by CNOOC Oil & Petrochemicals Company a contract to
supply its proprietary ethylene technology and process design
package for a grassroots 100,000 tpy ethylene plant in Huizhou,
Guangdong Province, Peoples Republic of China. This
contract also covers technical support during detailed
engineering, pre-commissioning and start-up.
Key components of Technips ethylene technology for
this project include: its Ultra Selective
Conversion (USC®) furnace technology preferred for
high-capacity, low-cost liquid and gas cracking capabilities;
its Advanced Recovery System (ARS) technology utilizing the Heat
Integrated Rectifier System (HRS), which reduces energy
consumption in liquids cracker designs.
The products of this ethylene plant will feed other
downstream units at the complex, including a 300,000 Mtpy
grassroots cumene plant. The technology for the cumene plant is
provided by Badger Licensing.
Technips operating center in Houston, with the support
from the Groups operating center in Mumbai, is currently
executing the project. Mechanical completion is
scheduled by mid-2015.
Since the acquisition of Stone & Webster process
technologies in 2012, Technip has widened its range of services
and has reinforced its leadership in the downstream
This award strengthens Technips presence in the
Chinese market, where its ethylene technology is recognized for
its reliability, feedstock flexibility and lowest
energy consumption," said Stan Knez, Technips senior vice
president of process technology.
"As the largest ethylene licensor and contractor, Technip is
pleased to support CNOOC, one of the most important independent
oil and gas
exploration companies worldwide, with this project.