December 2012

Trends and Resources

HP Construction: Asia-Pacific

KBR was awarded a license and process-design package contract for a new olefins-recovery unit in Yulin, Shaanxi Province, China.The client owns an existing commercial plant of coal-to-olefins, which w..

Meche, Helen, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

KBR was awarded a license and process-design package contract for a new olefins-recovery unit in Yulin, Shaanxi Province, China. The client owns an existing commercial plant of coal-to-olefins, which was put into production in 2011, and, is said to be the first and largest coal-to-olefin project in the world. It uses coal as the feedstock to produce polyethylene and polypropylene by coal gasification to methanol, then methanol to olefin (MTO), and then olefin polymerization. This is the second MTO plant for the client with the capacity of 600 kiloton/yr of olefins (ethylene plus propylene). It is planned to be put into production in 2014. Wacker Chemie AG is expanding its productio

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