China’s Zhejiang Hengyi aromatics facility to use UOP technology

02 April 2013 17:36  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Honeywell UOP announced on Tuesday its technology will be used to produce aromatics at Zhejiang Hengyi Group’s new petrochemical complex in Brunei.

Announced in April 2012, the $4.29bn (€3.35bn) complex will include a 1.5m light naphtha facility, a 1.5m tonne/year paraxylene (PX) unit and 500,000 tonne/year benzene plant, as well as diesel, gasoline and jet fuel production.

Aromatics production is expected to start up in 2015, UOP said.

“As the demand for aromatics grows in the region, producers are looking for ways to maximise product yields, while reducing production costs and minimising investment costs,” said Pete Piotrowski, senior vice president and general manager of Honeywell's UOP process technology and equipment business unit.

The project will combine a 2.2 tonne/year hydrocracking unit that uses UOP’s Unicracking process and catalysts, a 3.3m tonne/year CCR Platforming unit; and a 1.5m tonne/year Parex unit.

The complex will also license UOP’s Isomar, Tatoray and ED Sulfolane processes.

UOP said it will provide engineering, training and technical services, catalysts, absorbents and specialty equipment for the project.

($1 = €0.78)

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