MOSCOW (MRC) -- Wison Engineering, one of China’s leading chemical engineering, procurement and construction management (EPC) service and technology providers, has been awarded an EPC contract for a 300000 tpa methanol-to-olefins (MTO) unit that will constitute the first phase of Connel Chemical Industry Ltd.’s 600000 tpa MTO plant, reported Plastemart.
The two parties also signed a licensing and process design package (PDP) contract for Wison’s proprietary olefin separation technology, the tenth licensing of this technology.
The project will utilize an integrated solution that leverages UOP’s MTO+OCP (Olefin Cracking Process) technology and Wison’s high recovery olefin separation technology.
Wison Engineering will be responsible for the engineering, design, procurement and construction of the MTO reaction and concentration unit, the olefin separation unit, the olefin cracking unit and additional auxiliaries. The project is scheduled to be delivered in October, 2017.
Wison Engineering’s olefin separation technology has passed scientific and technological appraisal conducted by the China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation (CPCIF), meeting advanced international standards. Product recovery for ethylene and propylene products has also reached the top standard worldwide.
We remind that, as MRC informed before, in July 2015, China’s Better Clean Energy licensed the advanced MTO process of Honeywell's UOP to convert methanol into high-value petrochemicals, helping meet growing global demand for plastics and other key materials. This award is UOP’s fifth licensing win for its MTO process and comes after the successful start up of its first commercial-scale MTO facility for China’s Wison Clean Energy in September 2013. That unit has produced more than 360 million lb of ethylene and propylene since it went into production, meeting all of its performance criteria, including yield quality and quantity.