Siemens to supply equipment for propylene plants

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, June 28 -- Datang International Power Generation Co. Ltd. has let a €20 million contract to Siemens Power Generation to supply core equipment for the world's first methanol-to-propylene (MTP) plant to be built in China.

In the MTP process, natural gas or coal is used as feedstock to produce methanol, which is then converted to propylene.

China's MTP project comprises two propylene plants that will use Lurgi AG's plastics-from-coal technology. The plants, due on stream in late 2008 and early 2009, will each produce about 500,000 tonnes/year of polypropylene from coal (OGJ Online, Dec. 4, 2006, Newsletter).

The Siemens contract includes the supply of a synthesis gas compressor, which will compress the synthesis gas to 86 bar from 31.7 bar, and a propylene compressor that will compress the propylene to 17.6 bar from 1.05 bar.

Both compressors are single-shaft horizontally split compressors, driven by a SST-600 condensing steam turbine with an output of over 40 Mw. They are scheduled for delivery in the spring of 2008.

Related Articles

Rosneft advances hydrotreating complex at Syzran refinery

08/29/2014 OAO Rosneft has received a reactor and cold high-pressure separator to be used in the construction of a planned diesel hydrotreating complex at its...

Damaged unit weighs on diesel output at Porvoo refinery

08/29/2014 Repairs remain under way on a damaged hydrogen production unit at Neste Oil Corp.’s 205,000-b/d Porvoo refinery in the Kilpilahti Industrial Area, ...

PDVSA shuts refinery generator for maintenance

08/29/2014 Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) has shut down the power generation system that supplies its 190,000-b/d Puerto La Cruz refinery in eastern Venezu...

BP confirms fire at Whiting refinery

08/28/2014 An overnight fire at BP PLC’s 413,000-b/d refinery in Whiting, Ind., has resulted in only minimal interruptions to operations at the site, the comp...

Careers at TOTAL

Careers at TOTAL - Videos

More than 600 job openings are now online, watch videos and learn more!

 

Click Here to Watch

Other Oil & Gas Industry Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>
Stay Connected