China: Ethylbenzene & Styrene Monomer Plant Badger to Provide Technology for Fujian Gulei Petrochemical Plant
Badger Licensing announced that Fujian Gulei Petrochemical has selected their proprietary technologies for a 600 KTA grassroots ethylbenzene / styrene monomer (EB/SM) plant being built in Gulei Economic Development Zone, Zhangzhou City, China.
Boston/USA — The contract includes technology license, process design and start-up services. The new EB/SM plant will be part of the Gulei Refining Integrated Project, one of several integrated refinery and petrochemical complexes being developed in China. The plant will utilize the US-company’s proprietary EB-Max 1 technology integrated with their proprietary styrene technology. Basic engineering design work is about to begin and the plant is scheduled for mechanical completion and startup in 2020.
GLPC is a joint venture of Dynamic Ever Investments Limited, a joint venture of Taiwan shareholders, and Fujian Petrochemical Company, Limited, a joint venture of Sinopec and Fujian Province. The Gulei Refining Integrated Project is the largest cross-Taiwan Strait cooperation project in the petrochemical industry .
Styrene monomer, with a worldwide capacity of over 30 million metric tons per annum, is a precursor to the production of a variety of polymer derivatives, including polystyrene (PS), acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), and styrene
1 EB-Max is a registered trademark of Exxon Mobil Corporation.