DuPont wins second Sinopec contract
awarded a contract for a second Stratco alkylation unit to DuPont Clean Technologies this time for the Sinopec Qilu Petrochemical Corporation.
The Sinopec Qilu company is a large-scale refiner and producer of petrochemicals, fertilizers and chemical fiber in Zibo, Shandong Province. In order to comply with the China V standard of 10 ppm sulfur content for fuel, Sinopec commissioned Dupont for the license, engineering and equipment of a its alkylation unit with 400 kmta (10,300 bpsd) alkylate capacity.
The Stratko alkylation unit will reportedly enable Sinopec Qilu to generate low-sulfur, high-octane, low-Rvp alkylate with zero olefins that meets the criteria of the China V standard. Startup is targeted for mid-2018, according to DuPont.