CB&I awarded ethylene technology contract in China
I was awarded an ethylene technology contract by Lianyungang Petrochemical
Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Zhejiang Satellite Petrochemical Co., Ltd. CB&I’s scope of work includes a process design package, heater engineering and technology license for two ethylene plants with a capacity of 1,250 kta each at Lianyungang’s petrochemical facility in Jiangsu Province, China. This design will utilize CB&I’s market-leading, low-cost ethane cracker flowsheet which reduces investment costs by eliminating plant equipment.
Once complete, these will be China’s first ethylene plants to crack 100% ethane feed, signifying a new wave of ethylene projects fed by shale gas ethane sourced from the U.S. Currently, all large ethylene plants in China crack mixed feeds or liquid feeds.