China: Ethylene Production Wison Engineering Awarded Ethylene Cracking Furnaces Project
Wison Engineering's non-wholly owned subsidiary in China has been awarded a contract by Zhejiang Petrochemical to deliver nine ethylene cracking furnaces for a 4,000 kt/yr refining and chemical integrated complex.
Hong Kong — The nine ethylene cracking furnaces will be in modularized fabrication and scheduled to be delivered by early 2018. Zhejiang Petrochemical refining and chemical integrated complex will produce 1.4 million tons ethylene per year. With a capacity of 200 kt/yr for a single furnace, it will be the largest cracking furnace equipment in terms of production capacity in China to date.
Due to the tight schedule and site constraints, the entire plant will be prefabricated, assembled and transported as a whole. It is also the world's largest single cracking furnace that will be transported and delivered in one piece, the company claims.
Zhou Hongliang, Senior Vice President of Wison Engineering said: "We are very grateful to the trust given to us by Zhejiang Petrochemical. The cracking furnace has always been one of the strongest areas of Wison Engineering. In spite of all challenges caused by the tight delivery timeline of such large-scale project, Wison Engineering will actively mobilize the company's resources in the implementation of modular construction and overall transportation strategy to ensure the successful delivery of the project."