CB&I Announces The Commercialization Of The AlkyClean® Solid Acid Alkylation Process
THE WOODLANDS, Texas, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — CB&I (NYSE: CBI) has been awarded a contract by Shandong Wonfull Petrochemical Group Co., Ltd. to provide the license and processing engineering design for a first-of-a-kind solid acid alkylation unit to be located in China. The unit will be capable of producing 100,000 tons per annum of alkylate and is scheduled for startup in early 2014.
The unit will use the AlkyClean(®) process technology partnered by CB&I’s Technology operating group, Albemarle Corporation and Neste Oil.
“CB&I is excited to be working on the first-ever commercialization of a solid-acid alkylation unit in the world,” said Daniel McCarthy, President of CB&I’s Technology operating group. “Alkylate has high octane and virtually no sulfur, olefins and aromatics. This makes it an ideal gasoline blend stock for every refiner to meet the upcoming stringent Tier 3 and Euro-V gasoline pool specifications in an environmentally safe manner.”
The solid acid catalyst for the AlkyClean process is supplied by Albemarle.
Shandong Wonfull Petrochemical Group Co., Ltd. (Wonfull) is a large scale corporation with a total processing capacity of 12 million tons per annum, producing clean gasoline and diesel, liquefied petroleum gas and propylene as its primary products. In addition it has an established railway and road transportation infrastructure as well as its own logistics systems.
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