Lummus Wins Russian Ethylene Contract
The contract was awarded within the framework of an engineering procurement and construction contract between China National Chemical Engineering & Construction Corporation Seven (CC7) and the Baltic Chemical Plant.
Lummus will provide engineering and its proprietary Short Residence Time (SRT) VI cracking furnaces, which will give a total ethylene capacity (crackers 1 and 2) of up to 3 million t/y.
“The benefits offered by Lummus Technology include significant reduction in the output of by-products and specific consumption of utilities,” said Konstantin Makhov, general director of Baltic Chemical Plant. “The process also offers feedstock flexibility as it is possible to feed up to 10% propane in case of ethane shortage.”
CC7’s vice president Long Haiyang, also commented: “This is the first experience of partnering between Lummus Technology and CC7 for [an] ethylene integration project both in Russian and international markets. The relationships between the two companies have been evolving, and cooperation experience gained in this project will build a reliable foundation for future strategic partnership in the international market.”
The Baltic Chemical Plant complex is expected to produce about 3 million t/y of PE. A start-up date has not been disclosed.
Author: Elaine Burridge, Freelance Journalist