05/16/2011

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CHINA: Shenhua Ningxia begins operations at Yinchuan coal-based PP plant

Shenhua Ningxia Coal Industry Group has started up its new coal-to-
methanol-to olefins plant designed to produce 500,000 t/y of polypropylene (PP) at Yinchuan, in China's Ningxia Autonomous Region.

Lurgi, contractor responsible for technology license, engineering
services and supply of special equipment for the $2.7-billion project, earlier explained that the "core concept” involves "Lurgi's technologies for raw gas conditioning, methanol synthesis (5,000 tons of methanol per day with the Lurgi Mega Methanol process) and for methanol-to-propylene.”(Syed Rashid Ali, Karachi, Pakistan)

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