A groundbreaking ceremony has taken place for
Evoniks new hydrogen peroxide
(H2O2) plant in China. The plant is
scheduled to go online, with a production capacity of 230,000
metric tpy, at the end of 2013.
Evonik Industries founded Evonik Specialty Chemicals
(Jilin) Co., Ltd. (ESCJ) to run the new production
facility. Evonik will supply its H2O2
from Jilin directly to the adjacent propylene oxide plant run
by Jishen Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., via a
pipeline that will link the two facilities. A long-term supply
agreement is in place between these companies. Jishen will use
the so-called HPPO process to make propylene oxide from the
hydrogen peroxide. Propylene oxide is used chiefly in the
manufacturing of polyurethane intermediates. The HPPO process
was developed by Evonik in collaboration with
ThyssenKrupp Uhde GmbH.
Malaysias largest refinery and petrochemical venture,
the PETRONAS Refinery And Petrochemical Integrated Development
(RAPID) project, has been launched. It
reportedly has the potential of turning Southern Johor into the
countrys new petroleum and petrochemical hub.
With a capacity to refine 300,000 bpd of imported crude oil,
RAPIDs proposed refinery will act as the backbone of the
project, which will supply feedstock for the petrochemical
complex. It will also produce a host of refined petroleum
products, including gasoline and diesel that meet the Euro 4
and Euro 5 fuel specifications.
To support RAPIDs development,
PETRONAS is also assessing the feasibility of
developing a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving and
re-gasification terminal, as well as a co-generation power
RAPIDs project implementation is expected to commence
by mid 2013, after PETRONAS reaches its final investment
AEG Power Solutions Chinese
subsidiary has signed a contract with SINOPEC Luoyang
Petrochemical Engineering Co. (LPEC) to provide all
power supply equipment for the Atyrau refinery they are
building in Kazakhstan. AEG PS will provide the backup system,
integrating 44 new modular UPS Protect 8 systems, as well as
Protect RCS industrial chargers.
The Protect 8 series, which represents the main part of this
contract, includes heavy-duty, double-conversion, single-phase
and three-phase AC output, industrial UPS system and
stand-alone single-phase and three-phase DC/AC inverters as
UOP LLC, a Honeywell
company, has been selected by Sinochem to
provide technology to purify hydrogen at a
new refinery in China.
Sinochem Quanzhou Petrochemical Co. Ltd. will
use two Honeywell UOP Polybed Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA)
systems to produce high-purity hydrogen at its new refinery.
The hydrogen will be used to produce clean transportation
fuels, including diesel, gasoline and jet fuel, in the new 12
Two Polybed PSA systems will process hydrogen from different
streams throughout the facility. The system processing feed
from a steam reformer will produce 140,000 Nm3/h of
hydrogen, and the system processing refinery offgas will
produce 110,000 Nm3/h of hydrogen. The facility,
located in Quanzhou City, Fujian Province, China, is expected
to start up in 2013.
Shareholders of Refining NZ have voted for
a $365 million expansion of gasoline-making facilities at the Marsden Point refinery in New Zealand. The vote at
the companys annual meetingrequired because the
total cost of the investment was more than half the
companys market valuesaw 64.5% of shareholders vote
in favor of the proposed CCR Project. Refining NZ is a world-class
refinery with a clear vision and a talented group of people to
ensure this expansion goes to plan and is up and running by
2015, said Ken Rivers, Refining NZ chief executive.
Fluor Corp. has been selected by
Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) to perform
project management services for its projects to be executed at
its world-scale Jamnagar Refining and Petrochemical Complex
in Gujarat, India. In addition to assisting RIL
in project management, Fluor will also
perform engineering and procurement services for the pet-coke
RILs investment in the expansion of energy and petrochemicals projects is said to
represent one of the largest such investments globally. The
proposed coke gasification facility is also among the largest
such projects ever built.
The scope of the project management services to be provided
by Fluor includes several world-scale units including petroleum
coke gasification units, refinery offgas cracker and downstream
petrochemical plants, a captive power plant, as well as
associated utilities and offsites.
The completed gasification project will gasify petroleum
coke to produce fuel and hydrogen for the expanded refinery and petrochemical complexes and captive
power plant, as well as feedstock for future chemicals
Petronet LNG Ltd. (PLL) and
Gangavaram Port Ltd. (GPL) have signed a firm
and binding term sheet for developing a land-based liquefied
natural gas (LNG) terminal at Gangavaram Port, Andhra Pradesh,
India, with a capacity of 5 million
The LNG terminal will include facilities for receiving,
storage and regasification of LNG, and will be developed with
an approximate investment of Rs 4500 Crores. This will be
PLLs third LNG terminal, the other two being an
operational 10 million-metric tpy terminal at Dahej, Gujarat,
and a 5 million-metric tpy terminal at Kochi, Kerela, which is
expected to be operational in the next six months. The terminal
at Gangavaram Port will have the provision for further expansion similar to PLLs
flagship Dahej LNG terminal.
Construction work on the terminal is
expected to start within a year, and it will be ready to
commence operations by 2016.
Woodside is now producing liquefied natural
gas (LNG) from its Pluto LNG Project near Karratha in Western
Australia, and will soon be loading its first cargo aboard the
Woodside Donaldson LNG tanker.
The initial phase of the project comprises an offshore
platform in 85 m of water, connected to five subsea wells on
the Pluto gas field. Gas is piped through a 180-km trunkline to
the onshore facilities that include an LNG
processing train with a forecasted production capacity of 4.3
Pluto LNG Project joint-venture participants are
Woodside Burrup Pty Ltd. (90% and operator),
Tokyo Gas Pluto Pty Ltd. (5%) and
Kansai Electric Power Australia Pty Ltd.
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has been
awarded a contract from Evonik Industries AG
to provide basic engineering services for an investment in a
grassroots polyamide 12 production facility in Asia.
Jacobs has been working closely with Evoniks project
team in Marl, Germany, to develop the conceptual design for the
new plant, which is based on Evoniks existing plants in
Germany. Members of the integrated project team are operating
from Jacobs office in Leiden, The Netherlands, to
undertake the front-end engineering design work, supported by
Jacobs office in Mumbai, India.
Under a separate framework contract, Jacobs is providing
engineering services as the Owners Engineer on
Evoniks process industry projects worldwide.