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Shell and Sulzer Chemtech extend licensing agreement

July 15/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Sulzer Chemtech has renewed and extended its licensing agreement with Shell Catalysts & Technologies for the development and distribution of high-capacity tray and phase separation technology, said Hydrocarbonprocessing.

The enhanced global licensing contract will provide customers with greater access to advanced mass transfer components, supporting their manufacturing and processing operations.

The first strategic agreement between the two industry leaders was signed in 2000 and renewed in 2011. For over two decades, Sulzer and Shell have partnered to provide state-of-the-art mass transfer technologies to businesses in the manufacturing and processing sectors. In this time, the licensed technologies have supported over a hundred projects every year. Under the terms of the new agreement, Sulzer Chemtech will continue to be the worldwide licensee for Shell Catalysts & Technologies high-capacity tray and phase separation technology. In addition to this, the companies have committed to expanding the joint development of new advanced mass transfer and separation technologies.

Andy Gosse, President of Shell Catalysts & Technologies, says: We are very excited to renew and expand our partnership with Sulzer Chemtech. Working even more closely together will strengthen our ability to support current as well as future market needs. By combining our engineering resources, technologies and knowledge we will continue to deliver market-leading, highly efficient mass transfer solutions to our customers."

Torsten Wintergerste, Division President at Sulzer Chemtech, comments: We are extremely proud of what we have accomplished together with Shell Catalysts & Technologies and are thrilled to extend our partnership. The new licensing agreement will allow us to further grow our portfolio of processing equipment, helping us to deliver the solutions of the future for mass transfer. This ultimately strengthens our ability to support customers in the manufacturing and processing industries with cutting-edge technologies to improve their operations. We welcome all cooperation agreements that focus on the development of solutions to increase the sustainability of manufacturing and processing operations as well as the reduction of their carbon footprints.

As MRC informed before, Royal Dutch Shell plans to reduce its refining and chemicals portfolio by more than half, it said in July 2020 without giving a precise timeframe. The move is part of the Anglo-Dutch company's plan to shrink its oil and gas business and expand its renewables and power division to reduce greenhouse gas emissions sharply by 2050.

Ethylene and propylene are the main feedstocks for the production of polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP), respectively.

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated PE consumption totalled 744,130 tonnes in the first four month of 2021, up by 4% year on year. Shipments of all PE grades increased. At the same time, PP deliveries to the Russian market were 523,900 tonnes in January-April 2021, up by 55% year on year. Supply of homopolymer PP and PP block copolymers increased, whereas shipments of PP random copolymers decreased.

Royal Dutch Shell plc is an Anglo-Dutch multinational oil and gas company headquartered in The Hague, Netherlands and with its registered office in London, United Kingdom. It is the biggest company in the world in terms of revenue and one of the six oil and gas "supermajors". Shell is vertically integrated and is active in every area of the oil and gas industry, including exploration and production, refining, distribution and marketing, petrochemicals, power generation and trading.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:petroleum products, crude oil, PP, PE, neftegaz, petrochemistry, Shell.
Category:General News
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