CHINA: GLPC lets Badger technology contract for 600,000 t/y Chinese EB/SM facility
Fujian Gulei Petrochemical Co. (GLPC) has selected Badger Licensing LLC to supply its technologies for a new 600,000 t/y grassroots ethylbenzene/styrene monomer (EB/SM) plant, which will be built in Gulei Economic Development Zone, Zhangzhou City, Fujian Province, China.
The EB/SM facility, which will utilize Badger's EBMax technology integrated with its styrene technology, will be part of the Gulei Refining Integrated Project, one of several integrated refinery and petrochemical complexes being established in China. In addition to technology license, the contract includes process design and start-up services. Basic engineering work is about to begin, with mechanical completion and start-up scheduled in 2020.
"The Gulei Refining Integrated Project is the largest cross-Taiwan Strait cooperation project in the petrochemical industry and we are very proud to be associated with it," noted Badger President Dana Johnson. GLPC is a joint venture of Dynamic Ever Investments Ltd. and Fujian Petrochemical Co.
Source: Weekly “PetroChemical News”, Durham, NC, USA; 30 Apr 2018
(Syed Rashid Ali, Karachi, Pakistan)