China: Nylon Fluor Wins EPC Contract for New Adiponitrile Unit in China
Invista’s new 400 kilo-tonne-per-annum adiponitrile facility is expected to be integrated with the recently completed hexamethylenediamine plant and nylon 6,6 polymer facility to produce nylon 6,6 and other high-value products in China.
Texas/USA – Fluor Corporation has recently announced that it was awarded a contract to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) for a new 400 kilo-tonne-per-annum adiponitrile (ADN) plant in Shanghai, China. The new ADN plant is part of Invista’s ongoing work at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park where the company recently completed a 215 kilo-tonne-per-annum hexamethylenediamine (HMD) plant and a 150 kilo-tonne-per-annum nylon 6,6 polymer plant. Fluor booked the undisclosed contract value in the fourth quarter of 2019.
When complete, Invista’s new ADN plant will integrate with its existing HMD and polymer facilities to directly supply domestic customers with the key building blocks to produce nylon 6,6 and other high-value products in China. These products are used in the production of a variety of goods, including those in the automotive, industrial, apparel and consumer electronics industries.
Bill Greenfield, president, Invista Intermediates said, “We’re excited about this project and are committed to maintaining an accelerated timeline—with completion planned in 2022.”
Detailed engineering on the project is well underway, procurement has begun, and construction is anticipated to begin this year. Mechanical completion of the new ADN plant is planned for the first quarter of 2022.