China: Engineering Design Fluor Assigned pre-Feed and Feed Contracts for Invista’s New Adiponitrile Plant
The fresh facility is expected to handle an annual production capacity of approximately 400,000 tonnes of ADN and is claimed to be the first world-scale ADN plant to be built in a long time.
China – Fluor has started the pre-front-end engineering and design (pre-Feed) and Feed for Invista’s new adiponitrile (ADN) manufacturing facility in China.
The manufacturing facility is anticipated to have an annual production capacity of approximately 400,000 tonnes of ADN, a chemical that is used to make nylon polymers, fibers and other specialty materials. It will be the first world-scale ADN facility constructed in more than 35 years.
Work is being led out of Fluor’s Shanghai office. Facility construction is expected to begin in 2020, with start-up expected to begin by 2022.
With offices in Shanghai and Beijing, the company has been active in China for more than 40 years. As part of a joint venture, the firm also owns, operates and maintains the Cooec-Fluor fabrication yard in Zhuhai, which is one of the largest fabrication yards in the world.