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UOP and Total Provide Technology for Nigerian Methanol-to-Olefins Complex

10:00 PM MST | January 30, 2008 | Michelle Bryner

UOP and Total Petrochemicals say that Viva Methanol Ltd, a subsidiary of Eurochem Technologies (Singapore), will license the companies jointly developed technology for a previously announced petrochemical complex to be located at Lekki, Nigeria. This will be the world's first commercial-scale use of the methanol-to-olefin (MTO) process developed by UOP and Norsk Hydro and the olefin cracking process developed by Total and UOP. The new facility, scheduled for startup in 2012, will produce 1.3 million m.t./year of ethylene and propylene. "Methanol-to-olefins...

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