CHINA: GTC to supply technology to SSCG for new aromatics extraction unit

The 450,000-t/y aromatics extraction unit is planned for start-up in 2016. GTC is also responsible for supplying the basic engineering package, technical services, proprietary solvent and equipment for the unit.

In April, SSCG awarded GTC a contract to provide its Isomalk technologies for isomerization units being built as part of the project at Dongying.

The project also includes a propane and butane dehydrogenation unit that will use CB&I's Catofin technology and Clariant's catalyst to process 165,000 t/y of propane and 250,000 t/y of isobutane for the joint production of propylene and isobutylene.

Source: Weekly "PetroChemical News", Durham, NC, USA; 27 Oct 2014
(Syed Rashid Ali, Karachi, Pakistan)