China: Process Technology Lummus Technology, CLG Win Multiple Contracts

Editor: Ahlam Rais

Lummus Technology and Chevron Lummus Global (CLG) have secured multiple technology contracts from North Huajin Refining and Petrochemical Co. for its refinery and petrochemical complex in Liaoning Province, China. The petrochemical company has selected both the companies as the lead process technology providers for the project.

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The Novolen plant will produce 1,000 KTA of polypropylene homopolymers, random copolymers, and impact copolymers – making it one of the largest in China.
The Novolen plant will produce 1,000 KTA of polypropylene homopolymers, random copolymers, and impact copolymers – making it one of the largest in China.
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Houston/USA – Lummus Technology and Chevron Lummus Global (CLG) have recently announced multiple technology contracts from North Huajin Refining and Petrochemical Co., for a grassroots refinery and petrochemical complex in Liaoning Province, China.

The complex will include one of the largest vacuum residue desulfurization (VRDS) units in China and one of the largest Novolen polypropylene (PP) plants. Lummus will provide the license and basic engineering for its Novolen PP technology, plus the associated catalysts. CLG will provide the license and basic engineering for the VRDS technology, plus proprietary reactor internals and catalysts.

Simplified Novolen Process Schemes: Parallel Configuration (homo, random).
Simplified Novolen Process Schemes: Parallel Configuration (homo, random).
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Leon de Bruyn, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lummus Technology said, “By supplying our world-class technologies and services, we can enhance the productivity throughout the entire life cycle of North Huajin’s complex, reduce their capital and operating costs, and increase their profitability.”

“The VRDS technology we are licensing, and the catalysts and reactor internals we are supplying, will help optimize product quality, product yield and run-length over a range of vacuum residue,” said Ujjal Mukherjee, Managing Director of CLG.

Simplified Novolen Process Schemes: Cascade Configuration (homo, random, impact).
Simplified Novolen Process Schemes: Cascade Configuration (homo, random, impact).
(Source: Lummus Technology)

Once complete, the VRDS unit will process 5 MMTPA of vacuum residue, providing hydrotreated feed for the downstream conversion unit while simultaneously producing low sulfur bunker oil that meets International Maritime Organization (IMO) specifications. The Novolen plant, embedded in a compact plot area, will produce 1,000 KTA of polypropylene homopolymers, random copolymers, and impact copolymers – making it one of the largest in China – with high-end products encompassing the complete portfolio.

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