CB&I has been awarded an ethylene technology contract by Lianyungang Petrochemical, a subsidiary of Zhejiang Satellite Petrochemical. The engineering contractor's scope of work includes a process design package, heater engineering and technology license for two ethylene plants with a capacity of 1,25 kta each at Lianyungang's petrochemical facility in Jiangsu Province, China
The Woodlands/USA —. This design will utilize the supplier's ethane cracker flowsheet. The company claims that this technology reduces investment costs by eliminating plant equipment.
Once complete, these will be China's first ethylene plants to crack 100 % ethane feed. In a statement, the company said that this step signified a new wave of ethylene projects fed by shale gas ethane sourced from the US. Currently, all large ethylene plants in China crack mixed feeds or liquid feeds.