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Axens catalysts selected for petrochemical projects in China

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ZheJiang Petroleum & Chemical (ZPC) has selected Axens’ catalysts for its pyrolysis gasoline (Pygas) selective hydrogenation units that are part of the 1400 KTA grassroots ethylene plant Phase 1 in Zhoushan City, China.

The ethylene cracker is part of ZPC’s grassroots integrated refining and petrochemical complex.

In 2016, ZPC started the first design studies and simultaneously the first technical discussions with Axens. At the end of 2019, ZPC Phase 1 steam cracker was started-up and all olefins and aromatics products rapidly reached the targeted specifications.

Following the successful start-up of Phase 1 Pygas units, ZPC recently selected Axens for the supply of the selective hydrogenation catalysts for the Phase 2 of the project. A new ethylene cracker (2 trains) will be added, raising ZPC’s total ethylene capacity to 4200 KTA. Axens will supply catalysts for the MAPD (methylacetylene and propadiene) and phenylacetylene hydrogenation units as well as the catalysts for the Pygas first and second stage units.

When completed, the new plant will be the largest steam cracker in China and one of the largest in the world.

Read the article online at: https://www.hydrocarbonengineering.com/petrochemicals/29072020/axens-catalysts-selected-for-petrochemical-projects-in-china/

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