CPC taps ABB Lummus for petrochemical work

CPC Corp., Taiwan, has let a contract to ABB Lummus Global for a petrochemical complex to be built in Lin Yuan, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Aug. 3 -- CPC Corp., Taiwan, has let a contract to ABB Lummus Global for a petrochemical complex to be built in Lin Yuan, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

The complex will use Lummus SRT VI cracking furnaces and recovery technology to produce 600,000 tonnes/year of ethylene. It will use proprietary Lummus olefins conversion technology based on metathesis to produce 432,000 tonnes/year of propylene.

Lummus, through a partnership with BASF AG, also will supply a 130,000 tonne/year butadiene extraction unit.

The complex is scheduled to begin operations in late 2013.

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