05 September 2008 23:39 [Source: ICIS news]
NEW DELHI (ICIS news) –India’s Essar Gujarat Petrochemicals Limited (EGPL) Oil Limited (EOL) would set up a combined methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE)/ ethyl tertiary butyl ether (ETBE) operation in technical collaboration with Lummus Technologies of the US a government official said on Friday.
The official said the government has approved the technology tie-up that also envisaged the establishment of a butane-1 recovery unit (BRU) and a selective hydrogenation unit (SHU). The three units would form part of EGPL’s mega petrochemical complex to be commissioned by April 2012 at Vadinar in ?xml:namespace>
The combined unit would have capacity to produce 89,500 tonnes/year of MTBE and 105,000 tonnes/year of ETBE. The BRU capacity would be 30,700 tonnes/year.
The SHU with C-4 raffinate feed capacity of 123,000 tonnes/year would be based on BASF SELOP process offered by Lummus.
The official said the government had also approved a separate technical collaboration between EOL and Lummus for setting up 128,600 tonnes/year of butadiene extraction unit at the complex. The unit would incorporate BASF butadiene extraction process.To discuss issues facing the chemical industry go to ICIS connect
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