Zhejiang Petrochemical lets contract for grassroots integrated complex

Zhejiang Petroleum & Chemical Co. Ltd., also known as Zhejiang Petrochemical Co. Ltd. (ZPC), has let a contract to a subsidiary of Wison Engineering Services Co. Ltd. to provide nine ethylene-cracking furnaces for the first phase of its grassroots 40 million-tonne/year refining and chemical integrated complex in Zhoushan, Zhejiang Province, China (OGJ Online, Feb. 14, 2017).

Wison Engineering (China) Ltd. will deliver engineering, procurement, and construction services for nine 200,000-tpy ethylene cracking furnaces for Phase 1 of the complex, which will produce 1.4 million tpy of ethylene, the service provider said.

Because of intense schedule and site constraints, equipment components for the project will be built in modules, with the prefabricated parts to be assembled and transported as a whole to make it the largest single cracking furnace in terms of production capacity to be delivered as a completed unit, Wison said. The company said it expects to deliver the equipment by early 2018.

A value of the contract was not disclosed.

Phase 1 of ZPC’s complex is due for startup by December 2018, while Phase 2—which will nearly double processing and production capabilities at the site—is scheduled for commissioning during first-quarter 2021 (OGJ Online, May 11, 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.

Contact Robert Brelsford at rbrelsford@ogjonline.com.

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