By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, July 19 -- A unit of Dow Chemical Co. has let an engineering contract to Aker Kvaerner ASA for development of process design and extended process design packages for two ethylene oxide-ethylene glycol (EO-EG) plants in China.
One plant will be built at Sinopec's 1 million-tonne/year ethylene complex in the Dagang District of Tianjin. The other is a 1 million-tonnes/year ethylene production plant at Sinopec's Zhenhai Refining & Chemical Co. production facility in the Zhejiang Province at Ningbo. The Zhejiang plant, to cost an estimated $2.4 billion, is scheduled to be in service by 2010.
Sinopec subsidiaries will build the plants, which will use "Meteor LEC" EO-EG technology under license from Union Carbide Chemicals & Plastics Technology Corp.
A joint team working in the Union Carbide Technology Park in South Charleston, W. Va., and Aker Kvaerner's engineering office in Zoetermeer, The Netherlands, will execute the work.
The contract follows the July 5 announcement of a cooperation agreement between Dow and Aker Kvaerner for Meteor EO-EG technology.