China’s Yulin Energy to start up Shaanxi olefins complex in 2013

05 November 2010 22:31  [Source: ICIS news]

RIO DE JANEIRO (ICIS)--Yulin Energy and Chemical is expected to start up its olefins project in the Chinese province of Shaanxi in 2013, an official with the Shaw Group, one of the engineering contractors on the project, said on Friday.

Cor van Egmond, olefins technology manager at US-based Shaw, said the complex will produce approximately 570,000 tonnes/year of ethylene and 620,000 tonnes/year of propylene, along with downstream polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) production.

The project is based on local coal and naphtha, and includes a deep catalytic cracking (DCC) reactor and a methanol-to-olefins (MTO) unit, he said on the sidelines of the 2010 Petrochemical Seminar organised by US-based Polyolefins Consulting.

Shaw is supplying its technology for the DCC and recovery, which will provide 270,000 tonnes/year of ethylene and 320,000 tonnes/year of propylene, van Egmond said.

The company is also providing extended basic engineering services, which are expected to be completed before the end of the year, he added.

Meanwhile, the MTO project will add approximately 300,000 tonnes/year of ethylene and 300,000 tonnes/year of propylene, van Egmond said. The MTO unit is based on Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) technology, while Lummus is providing the MTO recovery system, he added.

The DCC and MTO projects are interdependent and being developed in parallel, he explained. 

Genaro Gutierrez, PP product manager at INEOS Technologies, told delegates at the seminar that INEOS is providing its Innovene technology for the 300,000 tonne/year PP plant.

Yulin Energy and Chemical is a subsidiary of Yanchang Petroleum.

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By: Anna Jagger
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