Technip to supply ethylene technology to CNOOC for grassroots project

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, People’s Republic of China. This contract also covers technical support during detailed engineering, pre-commissioning and start-up.

Key components of Technip’s 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.

Technip’s operating center in Houston, with the support from the Group’s 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 business.

“This award strengthens Technip’s presence in the Chinese market, where its ethylene technology is recognized for its reliability, feedstock flexibility and lowest energy consumption," said Stan Knez, Technip’s 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.”

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