Zhejiang Petroleum & Chemical Co. Ltd., also known as Zhejiang Petrochemical Co. Ltd. (ZPC), has let an another contract to Honeywell UOP LLC and Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS), both divisions of Honeywell International Inc., Des Plaines, Ill., to provide process technology, engineering design, equipment, and advanced automation controls for additional new units to be installed at its grassroots 40 million-tonne/year integrated refining and petrochemical complex in Zhoushan, Zhejiang Province, China (OGJ Online, Feb. 14, 2017).
For supply of high-purity hydrogen at the site, Honeywell UOP will deliver the ZPC complex four of its proprietary skid-mounted, modular Polybed pressure-swing adsorption (PSA) units to supply high-purity hydrogen at the site, Honeywell said.
The PSA units will be controlled by Honeywell C300 controllers integrated with HPS’ proprietary Experion distributed control systems to be implemented at the complex as part of the contract package.
The latest contract follows ZPC’s previous contract awards to UOP and HPS deliver their respective suites of refining-petrochemical process technologies and automation controls systems for the complex’s first-phase development, which will be able to process 20 million tpy of crude oil and produce 5 million tpy of aromatics.
In addition to newly contracted PSA units, UOP will provide licensing, design, key equipment, and all associated catalysts and adsorbents, for the following:
• A two-train aromatics complex based on UOP’s LD Parex process—including its Sulfolane, Isomar, and Tatoray process technologies—that will produce 4 million tpy of paraxylene.
• A residual fluid catalytic cracking (RFCC) complex based on UOP’s RCD Unionfining and RFCC processes for upgrading 5 million tpy of residual oil into fuels.
• A propane dehydrogenation unit based on UOP’s Oleflex process that will produce 600,000 tpy of polymer-grade propylene.
• A hydrocracking unit based on UOP’s Unicracking process for conversion of vacuum gas oil into petrochemical feedstock.
• Two continuous catalytic reforming (CCR) units based on UOP’s CCR Platforming process for production of aromatics and blend stocks used to make high-octane fuels.
• A naphtha hydrotreating unit based on UOP’s Unionfining process for sulfur removal.
In April, ZPC let a contract to CB&I, Houston, to deliver technology licensing and engineering design of single-train 220,000-tpy diphenyl carbonate (DPC) unit for the complex (OGJ Online, Apr. 20, 2017).
ZPC—a joint venture of China-based Rongsheng Holding Group Co. Ltd., Juhua Group Corp., Tongkun Group Co. Ltd., and Zhoushan Marine Comprehensive Development Investment Co. Ltd.—will invest about 160 billion yuan to complete both phases of the project, Phase 1 of which is due for startup by December 2018.
Phase 2 of the complex, which will nearly double processing and production capabilities, Phase 2 is scheduled to be commissioned during first-quarter 2021.
The refining complex will be configured to process a mix of light, medium, and heavy crudes from Saudi Arabia and Iran, as well as Brazilian Frade.
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