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Honeywell Wins Technology Contract for Petro China’s Integrated Petrochemical Complex

| Editor: Ahlam Rais

The project includes a 3.7 million tonnes per annum Unicracking hydrocracking unit along with two Honeywell UOP CCR Platforming units, each with a capacity of 3.0 mtpa.
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The project includes a 3.7 million tonnes per annum Unicracking hydrocracking unit along with two Honeywell UOP CCR Platforming units, each with a capacity of 3.0 mtpa. (Source: Deposit Photos)

Under the terms of the contract, Honeywell UOP will provide process technology, engineering design, key equipment, catalysts and adsorbents to the new facility which is expected to have an annual crude processing capacity of 20 million tonnes.

Illinois/USA – Honeywell has recently announced that Petro China Guangdong Petrochemical Company will adopt advanced heavy oil processing technology from Honeywell UOP for its integrated petrochemical complex in China. The new facility will have an annual crude processing capacity of 20 million tonnes, helping to meet a national energy security strategy while transforming Petro China Guangdong into a more fully integrated petrochemicals supplier.

Honeywell UOP will provide a range of technology licenses, engineering design, key equipment, and state-of-the-art catalysts and adsorbents, operator training, technical services for startup and continuing operation.

“This is the most economically sound solution for the scale and complexity of Petro China’s operations,” said Bryan Glover, vice president and general manager for Honeywell UOP’s Petrochemicals and Refining Technologies business. “Our technologies will enable Petro China Guangdong to produce aromatics on a large scale because of its ability to integrate refining operations with a full aromatics complex. We are working to make it one of the most efficient plants in the world.”

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The project includes a 3.7 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) Unicracking hydrocracking unit, which converts heavy vacuum gas oil into the raw materials for motor fuels and petrochemicals. The facility will also include two Honeywell UOP CCR Platforming units, each with a capacity of 3.0 mtpa, to produce fuels and aromatics, and hydrogen essential for other processes in the plant.

In addition, the plant will have a 2.6 mpta Light Desorbent Parex aromatics complex to produce high-purity paraxylene, the primary component of many plastic resins, films and fibers. This complex will be the largest single-train paraxylene unit in the world. The aromatics block includes the UOP Sulfolane, Isomar and Tatoray processes and a UOP Olefin Removal Process unit to ensure maximum performance of the Parex process.

Petro China Guangdong is a subsidiary of the China National Petroleum Corporation. Petro China Company is the largest producer and distributor of petroleum and natural gas in China.

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