China’s Wison to start up oxo-alcohols plant in H1 2014

31 October 2011 16:42  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Wison (Nanjing) Clean Energy Co is expected to start up its 250,000 tonne/year oxo alcohols project in Nanjing, China, in the first half of 2014, Atul Shah, a vice president with Davy Process Technology, said on Monday.

London-headquartered Davy and US-based Dow Chemical are providing their LP Oxo Selector 10 technology for the project, which will have the capacity to produce 125,000 tonnes/year of 2-ethylhexanol and 125,000 tonnes/year of butanols.

Design work on the project is underway and start-up is expected within 30 months, Shah said.

Wison will provide synthesis gas feedstock from its existing production at Nanjing, and propylene feedstock will become available when the company completes a methanol-to-olefins (MTO) project at the site. The MTO project, based on UOP technology, is expected to start up in 2013.

Dow and Wison have also signed a product purchase agreement under which Dow will purchase a portion of product over a certain period of time from Wison’s LP Oxo plant, Davy and Dow said in a joint statement.

“Wison Energy benefits from baseloading its new plant, and Dow benefits by gaining access to future product from a state-of-the-art facility,” said Alan Robinson, Asian business director for oxygenated solvents and LP Oxo technology licensing business director at Dow.

By: Anna Jagger
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