MOSCOW (MRC) -- Honeywell
has announced that Zhejiang Petrochemical Co. Ltd. will use a range of
process technology from Honeywell UOP, the world’s leading licensor of refining
and petrochemical process technology, for a new integrated refining and
petrochemical complex in Zhoushan, Zhejiang Province, as per Hydrocarbonprocessing.
UOP will supply a wide range of technologies in the form of license, design, key
equipment, and catalysts and adsorbents, while Honeywell Process Solutions will
provide the process controls and automation systems.
The complex will be
located in one of seven new large industrial sites that are part of China’s
current national economic development plan. When completed, it will be the
largest crude-to-chemicals complex in China and one of the largest in the world.
The complex will produce petrochemicals, including aromatics that are used to
make plastic resins, films and fibers that are the basis for millions of
"This is the first phase of a completely new site that will
process 20 MMtpy of crude oil and produce 5 MMtpy of aromatics when completed,"
said Mike Millard, vice president and general manager, Process Technology and
Equipment at Honeywell UOP. "It will help China meet its goal of
self-sufficiency in paraxylene and serve as a major new source of propylene, jet
fuel and other products."
"The refining and petrochemical process units
at this site will be controlled by the Experion Distributed Control System,
which is designed and configured especially for Honeywell UOP processes," said
Chen Yan, vice president and general manager, Honeywell Process Solutions -
Greater China. "This integrates all process control and safety systems and
automation software under a single architecture, providing ZPC with
pre-engineered solutions, faster project execution and an easy-to-use operator
The project includes a two-train LD Parex aromatics complex -
including the UOP Sulfolane, Isomar and Tatoray processes - for the production
of 4 MMtpy of paraxylene, a primary ingredient in plastics.
The new plant
also will include an RFCC complex, using Honeywell UOP’s RCD Unionfining and
RFCC processes to upgrade 5 MMtpy of residual oil into fuels.
propane dehydrogenation unit will produce 600,000 tpy of polymer-grade propylene
– another basic component in the production of plastics, in addition to
synthetic rubber and gasoline additives.
The project also will include a
Honeywell UOP Unicracking hydrocracker to convert vacuum gas oil into
petrochemical feedstocks, two CCR Platforming units to produce aromatics and
blend stocks for making high-octane fuels, and a Unionfining naphtha
hydrotreating unit to remove sulfur.
As MRC informed before,
in May 2015, Honeywell opened a new manufacturing facility in China to
produce catalysts used to make components for plastics production. This new site
in Zhangjiagang City, Jiangsu Province, began production of catalysts used
to covert propane to propylene as traditional sources for this product shrink.
The catalysts are used in the Oleflex process developed by Honeywell’s UOP, a
global leader in technology for the oil and gas industries.
UOP is the world’s leading licensor of process technology for the production of
aromatics. As of last year, UOP licensed more than 100 complexes and more than
700 individual process units for the production of aromatics, including more
than 300 CCR Platforming process units and 500 Unionfining units, 158 Sulfolane
units, 80 Isomar units, 58 Tatoray units, 100 Parex units and 50 Oleflex units