Elme ethylene plant in Nigeria due revamp

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Feb. 11
-- Elme Petrochemicals Co. of Nigeria has let a contract to KBR for a revamp of the company’s 550,000-tonne/year ethylene plant at Elme, near Port Harcourt.

The plant cracks NGL and feeds units able to produce 240,000 tpy of polyethylene, 95,000 tpy of polypropylene, and 100,000 tpy of naphtha.

KBR will provide an extended basic engineering design package for the partial revamp of six furnaces to use proprietary KBR technology. The revamp is to enhance operating performance and reliability of the 15-year-old furnaces, improve run lengths, and improve overall performance and reliability, KBR said.

Elme Petrochemicals is a subsidiary of the Indorama Group, Jakarta.

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