MOSCOW (MRC) -- Lummus Technology announced that Shandong Yulong Petrochemical Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of China's Nanshan Group, has selected its CDAlky technology for use in a new 400 KTA alkylation unit, according to Hydrocarbonprocessing.
The unit will be part of Shandong Yulong's 20,000 KTA refining and petrochemical integrated project, a mega complex in Shandong Province, China.
Lummus' scope for this award includes the technology license, basic engineering, technical services and proprietary equipment supply.
The CDAlky technology will produce alkylate with a high-octane rating and low sulfur concentration without any olefins. This results in a superior gasoline-blending component that improves fuel efficiency and reduces environmental impact.
In addition to alkylation technology, Lummus has licensed several other technologies to Shandong Yulong. In 2020, Shandong Yulong selected Lummus as the licensor for two mixed feed crackers, two polypropylene lines, an ethylbenzene unit and a styrene monomer unit. These facilities also are part of Shandong Yulong's refining and petrochemical integrated project.
Lummus' CDAlky technology is an advanced low-temperature sulfuric acid alkylation process for the production of high quality alkylate. It reacts light olefin streams from refinery sources such as fluid catalytic cracking units or from steam cracking units with iso-paraffins to produce motor fuel alkylate.
As MRC informed earlier, in January, 2022, Lummus Technology announced it had been awarded a contract from Lukoil Permnefteorgsintez for a new integrated methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) and alkylation plant at Lukoil"s refinery in Perm, Russia. The MTBE unit will use Lummus" CDEtherol technology and the alkylation unit will use Lummus" CDAlky technology.
We remind that earlier last month, Honeywell announced that Lukoil -Permnefteorgsintez, a subsidiary of Lukoil, will use a range of Honeywell UOP process technologies at its refinery to convert low value vacuum gasoil into high value products such as gasoline and propylene.
Propylene is the main feedstock for the production of polypropylene (PP).
According to MRC's ScanPlast report, PP shipments to the Russian market were 1,363,850 tonnes in January-November, 2021, up by 25% year on year. Supply of homopolymer PP and block-copolymers of propylene (PP block copolymers) increased, whereas supply of injection moulding PP random copolymers decreased significantly.
Lukoil is one of the leading vertically integrated oil companies in Russia. The main activities of the company include exploration and production of oil and gas, production and sale of petroleum products. Lukoil is the second largest private oil company in the world in terms of proven hydrocarbon reserves. The structure of Lukoil includes one of the largest petrochemical enterprises in Russia - Stavrolen.