Plant Engineering Technology and Engineering Deals for Chiyoda
Chiyoda of Japan provides FEED engineering for the onshore front end of BP’s Tangguh LNG project in Indonesia. For the licensing of its acetic acid technologies, the Japanese company teamed up with KBR.
Tokyo/Japan – The Tangguh LNG train will have an annual liquefaction capacity of 3.8 million tons. The project at Tangguh, Papua Barat Province, Indonesia, includes an LNG jetty and associated infrastructures. Chiyoda schedules the FEED phase for a duration of 12 months.
A second deals saw the company joining an alliance with engineering specialist KBR: The Americans will license Chiyoda’s proprietary acetic acid process CT-Acetica in projects worldwide. The process uses methanol and carbon monoxide as feedstock for a carbonylation process that is easy to handle and has a limited loss of precious rhodium catalysts. Acetic acid is used in the production of paints and coatings, plastic bottles, adhesives and disinfectants.