Shenghong Petrochemical selects DuPont for Alkylation Technology
DuPont Clean Technologies (DuPont) has been awarded contracts to supply Shenghong Petrochemical Group Co., Limited (Shenghong) with a STRATCO® alkylation technology license, engineering, and proprietary equipment. Shenghong is undertaking a project to design and construct a new alkylation unit as part of its grassroots petrochemical and refining facility with crude oil capacity of 16 million mtpa (320,000 bpsd) located in Lianyungang City, Jiangsu Province, China. The STRATCO® alkylation unit at the Shenghong Petrochemical and Refining facility will be designed to produce 440 kmta (10,987 bpsd) of alkylate product.
The STRATCO® alkylation unit will enable the Shenghong Petrochemical and Refining facility to generate low-sulfur, high-octane, low-Rvp alkylate, with zero olefins, that meets the criteria of upcoming China VI standards which will take effect prior to the startup of the Shenghong facility in 2021.
“DuPont looks forward to working with Shenghong on this exciting, new opportunity, as the company sets out to build a world-leading petrochemical industry park,” says Kevin Bockwinkel, Global Licensing Business Manager, STRATCO® alkylation technology. “We were very pleased an alkylation unit had been included in the complex configuration as Shenghong is looking for the most efficient way to make high quality fuels in its cutting-edge crude-to-chemicals plant. DuPont has a rich history of providing technology that enables customers to produce high quality alkylate, with high octane value and zero olefins or aromatics, in an extremely reliable and energy efficient way. We look forward to continuing to develop the relationship between DuPont and Shenghong – one that will last the lifetime of the alkylation unit.”
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From the April 2018 issue of Hydrocarbon Processing