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Lurgi Awarded Acrylic Acid Contract in China

9:24 AM MST | December 22, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Lurgi says it has received a contract from CNOOC Energy Technology & Services Ltd., a subsidiary of China National Offshore Oil Corp., to build a 140,000-m.t./year acrylic acid plant at Huizhou, China. The unit will use propylene feedstock and technology supplied by Lurgi and Nippon Kayaku (Tokyo). The acrylic acid will be used to produce acrylates at the same site with technology provided by China Petroleum Engineering Co. (Jilin). Lurgi’s contract is valued at €38 million ($50.8 million). Completion of the plant is due in...

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