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LyondellBasell awarded new contract

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Fujian Zhongjing Petrochemical Co. Ltd has selected LyondellBasell’s 5th Generation Spheripol technology for two 600 000 tpy polypropylene (PP) units to be constructed in Fuzhou, China.

This represents the world’s largest single PP plant license announced to date.

Weng Shengjing, Chairman of the Board of Fujian Zhongjing, said: “We selected Spheripol for its proven track record, advantaged economics, and its ability to produce the industry benchmark products that are demanded by our customers”.

“The selection of the Spheripol technology by Fujian Zhongjing to build the world’s largest single train polypropylene units shows the confidence the market has in our technologies”, said Dan Coombs, Executive Vice President of Global Olefins and Polyolefins and Technology at LyondellBasell. “This again demonstrates LyondellBasell’s leadership in polymer process technologies.”

Spheripol is a leading PP process technology with more than 22 million t of licensed capacity. It combines globally recognised quality PP grades with leading monomer consumption and investment costs to make it the technology of choice.

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