Turkey: Aromatics Socar Selects Axens' Technology for Aromatics Production

Editor: Alexander Stark

Axens has been awarded a contract by Socar for its project of aromatics & PTA (Purified Terephthalic Acid) complex in the future petrochemical site in Aliaga, Turkey. After the final investment decision is taken, the future complex will aim at satisfying domestic market needs in PTA.

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Socar Turkey Energy has selected Axens’ Paramax Technology Suite for their future site. (sample image)
Socar Turkey Energy has selected Axens’ Paramax Technology Suite for their future site. (sample image)
(Source: Axens)

Rueil-Malmaison/France — For this project, Axens offered its second generation energy efficient Paramax Suite of technologies for the production of benzene, paraxylene and orthoxylene, in combination with its Pygas hydrogenation technology for steam cracking gasoline treatment. The Suite consists of paraxylene purification technology, an aromatics extractive process, C8 aromatics isomerization technology and aromatics transalkylation technology.

In addition, Axens will provide catalysts, adsorbents, equipment and full services offer from plant personnel training to plant successful start-up, followed by plant performances monitoring services. The future aromatics complex is expected to produce 1,162,000 tons per year of paraxylene, orthoxylene and benzene.

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