Samsung Total chooses Honeywell tech for S Korea aromatics plant

18 January 2012 15:42  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Samsung Total Petrochemicals has chosen Honeywell subsidiary UOP to provide the technology for the production of petrochemicals, diesel and jet fuel at the company’s Daesan complex in South Korea, Honeywell said on Wednesday.

Once complete, the new aromatics unit will produce 1m tonnes/ year of paraxylene and 500,000 tonnes/year of benzene.

Additionally, UOP’s process technology will be used to produce 2.6m tonnes/year of distillate products, including diesel and jet fuels, Honeywell said.

The company said start-up will be in 2014.

Samsung Total Petrochemicals is a joint venture between Samsung General Chemicals and Total Petrochemical.

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By: Bobbie Clark
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