Axens selected for CHPCL petrochemical complex expansion

Hydrocarbonengineering | May 05, 2020

CNOOC Huizhou Petrochemical Company Limited (CHPCL) has selected Axens’ ParamaX® Technology Suite for its petrochemical complex expansion in Daya Bay, China. The project aims at increasing CHPCL’s high-purity aromatics production capacity to 3 million tpy. The new aromatics complex will produce 1.5 million tpy of para-xylene in a single train. Axens offered its second generation of the energy-efficient ParamaX Suite of technologies for the cost-effective production of para-xylene, benzene and mixed xylenes from aromatic-rich reformate and pyrolysis gasoline. The ParamaX Suite includes the following solutions: Axens’ second generation of the energy-efficient ParamaX Suite provides good aromatics yields while reducing the plant’s energy consumption and enabling to manage investments for cost-advantaged aromatics production. Since 2009, CHPCL has been operating an Axens’ ParamaX complex with a production rate exceeding 1.3 million tpy of pure aromatics.

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