China Jiangsu Sailboat chooses UOP's methanol-to-olefin tech

18 April 2013 16:02  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--China-based Jiangsu Sailboat Petrochemical has licensed the methanol-to-olefin (MTO) process of Honeywell's UOP, the US-based company said on Thursday.

The process will allow Jiangsu Sailboat to convert coal into ethylene and propylene, UOP said.

The plant is being built in Lianyungang, in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu, UOP said. Operations should start in 2015.

The Jiangsu Sailboat plant will be the largest single-train MTO unit, with a capacity of 833,000 tonnes/year of ethylene and propylene, UOP said. The Jiangsu Sailboat plant will provide feedstock to produce 4m tonnes/year of petrochemical products.

UOP is also providing the engineering, training, technical service, catalysts, absorbents and specialty equipment for the project, the company said.

The MTO process was jointly developed by UOP and INEOS. It combines Honeywell's UOP/Hydro MTO process and the Total/UOP Olefin Cracking process.

Jiangsu Sailboat marks the fourth time that a company has chosen UOP's MTO technology, the company said. All four licenses have been in China.

They include Wison (Nanjing) Clean Energy; Shandong Yangmei Hengtong Chemicals; and Jiutai Energy (Zhungeer).

Jiangsu Sailboat is a subsidiary of Shenghong Group.

By: Al Greenwood
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