Plants: Toyo awarded contract for Prime’s PP plant; KBR awarded ethylene contract for PKN Orlen olefins complex

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Japanese engineering firm Toyo Engineering Corporation has been awarded a contract for a project to construct a polypropylene (PP) plant for Prime Polymer Co. As part of the deal, Toyo will carry out the EPC contract on a full turn-key basis that includes engineering, procurement, and construction.

Toyo will build the 200,000 tonnes/year capacity PP unit at Ichihara-shi site at Chiba. The unit is scheduled for start up in 2024.

The firm says the project completion contributes to:

  • Producing high-performance polypropylene fulfilling the needs for weight saving and down gauging of the products & components.

  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by restructuring the plant configuration of Prime Polymer.

“Responding to the social needs and aspirations of all business entities to contribute on sustainability, the client awarded the contract to Toyo because of evaluation as an active partner from early stage for several years along with its rich experience of petrochemical projects, execution ability of large-scale EPC projects and from the viewpoint of safety, cost, quality, delivery and environment,” the company said.

KBR awarded ethylene contract for PKN Orlen olefins complex

In other news, technology firm KBR says that it has been awarded a technology licensing contract by Hyundai Engineering and Técnicas Reunidas for PKN Orlen’s petrochemical plant in Plock, Poland.

Under the terms of the contract, KBR will provide technology license, basic engineering design, and proprietary equipment for its ethylene technology, Selective Cracking Optimum Recovery (SCORE), for PKN’s complex III project. This is Europe’s largest petrochemical project in 20 years.

“KBR is privileged to be selected as the ethylene technology licensor for this ambitious project and contribute to PKN Orlen’s growth and sustainability objectives,” said Doug Kelly, KBR President, Technology. “SCORE continues to lead the industry in delivering the highest yields and operational flexibility, while minimising the carbon footprint.”

KBR has been involved in olefins technology development, plant design for over 50 years. It has licensed more than 100 grassroot ethylene plants utilising its cracking technologies to produce ethylene, propylene and other valuable byproducts from a variety of feedstocks.


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