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08.01.2011  |  Meche, Helen,  Hydrocarbon Processing Staff, Houston, TX

Keywords: [construction] [petrochemicals] [PET] [engineering] [EPC] [wastewater treatment] [process control] [refinery] [coal gasification]

SKC Co., Ltd. and Uhde Inventa-Fischer have a contract for the supply of a plant for producing high-quality polyethylene terephthalate (PET) for the manufacture of films in Jincheon, Republic of Korea. The plant will have two lines with production capacities of 144,000 tpy and 54,000 tpy of resin. The commissioning is scheduled for the second quarter of 2012.

The plant will use Uhde Inventa-Fischer’s efficient 2R technology, which is based on its patented reactors ESPREE and DISCAGE and ensures the constant high quality of the product at minimum consumptions of raw material and energy. The Uhde Inventa-Fischer scope of supplies and services includes the provision of the 2R technology and the basic engineering, as well as the supply of proprietary equipment.

Bechtel has been selected by the National Development and Innovation Committee (NDIC) of the Government of Mongolia to provide master planning services for the development of the Sainshand Industrial Complex. The planned industrial hub is considered a centerpiece of Mongolia’s National Development Strategy.

Under the agreement, Bechtel will develop a master plan for the complex, incorporating infrastructure and industrial projects, including a coal gasification power plant, oil refinery and mineral processing facilities. In addition, Bechtel will perform economic analysis for each of the industrial and infrastructure projects and review debt-financing options.

Toyo Engineering Korea Ltd., a Korean subsidiary of Toyo Engineering Corp., has a contract to build a butadiene plant with a capability of 100,000 tpy. This is said to be the first plant in Indonesia, and will be constructed at Cilegon in West Java by PT Petrokimia Butadiene Indonesia, a subsidiary of PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical.

Toyo-Korea will execute the project under an engineering, procurement and construction turnkey contract covering engineering to construction and commissioning based on Lummus/BASF technology. The client will invest approximately $110 million into the plant project, which is scheduled for completion in 2013.

Shell Global Solutions International BV and KBR, Inc., have formed a new alliance in which KBR will market, sell and provide technology and design packages with Shell Global Solutions on hydroprocessing solutions worldwide. Refiners use hydroprocessing technologies to help meet the most stringent product specifications and emissions legislation, maximizing the value from bottom-of-the-barrel processing, while enjoying the higher-unit availability of owner/operator-developed technology.

With Shell and KBR as leading licensors in the refining industry, this alliance combines the companies’ core technology and processing strengths to provide quality and competitive hydroprocessing solutions.

Siemens Ltd. Thailand is supporting the need for bulk carbon media replacement and carbon reactivation services at the recently commissioned wastewater treatment plant for the Thailand Growth Project’s (TGP’s) Asia Industrial Estate in Rayong, Thailand. Siemens designed, engineered, manufactured, supplied and constructed both the wastewater and water plants, which were started up in February 2011. The wastewater treatment plant is treating up to 5,500 m3/day of process wastewater from the Estate’s chemical manufacturing facilities to meet discharge limits.

The Asia Industrial Estate’s wastewater-treatment plant includes biological treatment using jet aeration, clarifiers, sand filters, four activated carbon filters and a reactivated carbon storage vessel. The carbon vessels hold approximately 18 metric tons of carbon for treating up to 200 m3/hr of process wastewater to meet discharge limits.

Honeywell has been selected by government-owned Korea Gas Corp. (KOGAS) to provide comprehensive automation solutions for its liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals. This marks another multimillion dollar project order with Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS), and it is the latest milestone in a very successful partnership that started in 2000. HPS’s Overall Management and Automation System offers KOGAS a complete process-control system that allows implementation of the latest safety measures, such as emergency and process shutdown, disaster prevention, plant information and operator training.

KOGAS is expanding the TongYoung Terminal and PyeongTaek LNG Terminal II to meet the rapidly growing demand for natural gas in the country. The terminals will serve several functions—including the receiving, storing and regasification of LNG—and will deliver vaporized natural gas via high-pressure transmission mains to gas users. HP

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