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McDermott awarded paraxylene technology contract

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Hydrocarbon Engineering,

McDermott International, Inc. has announced that it has been awarded a sizeable technology contract by Ningbo Union King Polyester Material Ltd for the technology licence, process design engineering, and operator training services for a large-scale, grassroots 1.6 million tpy paraxylene (pX) plant at Ningbo Union King’s petrochemicals facility in Ningbo, China. Lummus Technology is the exclusive licensor of BP’s pX technology, which offers pX production at purities of 99.8% with lower energy consumption and lower capital costs compared to more traditional pX technologies.

“Paraxylene is a critical component in various polymers such as polyester and thus an important piece of the worldwide petrochemicals market,” said Leon de Bruyn, Senior Vice President of McDermott’s Lummus Technology business. “This large-scale pX plant will help meet growing petrochemicals demand, particularly in China.”

McDermott’s Lummus Technology is a leading licensor of proprietary petrochemicals, refining, gasification and gas processing technologies, and a supplier of proprietary catalysts and related engineering.

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