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Axens technology selected for petrochemical site

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SOCAR Turkey Energy has selected Axens’ ParamaX® Technology Suite for its project of aromatics and purified terephthalic acid (PTA) complex at the future petrochemical site in Aliaga, Turkey. When the final investment decision is taken, this complex will aim at satisfying domestic market needs in PTA.

Axens offered its second-generation ParamaX Suite of technologies for cost-effective production of benzene, paraxylene and orthoxylene, in combination with its Pygas hydrogenation technology for steam cracking gasoline treatment.

ParamaX Suite consists in the following technologies:

  • Eluxyl®, 1.15 paraxylene purification technology, originally developed by Axens.
  • Morphylane, aromatics Extractive process, originally developed by ThyssenKrupp Uhde Engineering Services.
  • XyMax-2, C8 aromatics isomerisation technology, originally developed by ExxonMobil Chemical Technology Licensing.
  • TransPlus-5, aromatics transalkylation technology, originally developed by ExxonMobil Chemical Technology Licensing.

Axens’ ParamaX Suite delivers high products yields, while greatly reducing plant energy consumption and enabling to control investment for cost-advantaged aromatics production.

In addition, the company will provide catalysts, adsorbents, equipment and full services offer from plant personnel training to plant successful start-up, followed by plant performances monitoring services.

The future aromatics complex is expected to produce 1.16 million tpy of paraxylene, orthoxylene and benzene.

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