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UOP Lands Contract to Design Aromatics Plant in China

1:38 PM MDT | January 31, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

UOP says it has been selected by PetroChina to supply technology, basic engineering services, and equipment for an aromatics complex at PetroChina’s refining and petrochemical site at Urumqi, China. Basic engineering design is under way, and commissioning of the complex is scheduled for early 2009, UOP says. It will have capacity for 1 million m.t./year of para-xylene and 360,000 m.t./year of benzene, and include the world’s largest-capacity, single-train adsorption unit for p-xylene, UOP says. The adsorption unit will use UOP’s Parex...

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