China: World-Scale MTO Complex KBR Wins Two Contracts for Baofeng Energy’s China Project

Editor: Ahlam Rais

Under the terms of the contracts, KBR will offer its proprietary cracker technology and process design packages for Baofeng Energy’s 500 KTA coal to olefins project & 500 KTA C2-C5 comprehensive utilisation project in China.

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On completion, Baofeng Energy’s complex is expected to be the largest single-train methanol to olefins plant across the globe.
On completion, Baofeng Energy’s complex is expected to be the largest single-train methanol to olefins plant across the globe.
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Houston/USA – KBR has recently been awarded two contracts by Ningxia Baofeng Energy Group Co. (Baofeng Energy) for its 500 KTA coal to olefins project & 500 KTA C2-C5 comprehensive utilisation project to be built in Ningdong Town, Lingwu City, Ningxia, China.

Under the terms of the contracts, KBR will provide process technology licensing and process design packages for this project, which will have an annual production capacity of one million tonnes of olefins. Once completed, the complex will be the largest single-train methanol to olefins (MTO) plant in the world.

KBR will use a combination of its best-in-class Score steam cracking and MTO recovery technologies to achieve Baofeng Energy's project objectives of highest yields and lowest capital investment. The Score steam cracking unit will convert the ethane and propane feedstock into ethylene and propylene, which are later separated and further purified in the MTO recovery section to ensure the quality needed to produce polymer grade ethylene and propylene.

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The MTO recovery process utilises KBR's commercially-proven technology, which in addition to superior performance provides Capex and Opex advantages over other technologies.

"We are proud that Baofeng Energy has selected KBR for this breakthrough world-scale MTO complex," said Doug Kelly, KBR President, Technology Solutions. "This award is a reaffirmation of our continued commitment to helping our clients maintain their competitive edge through technological advancements and delivering the best return on their investments."

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