China (PRC)

INEOS and SINOPEC Complete Major Petrochemicals Deal in China

INEOS has today completed the formation of a 50/50 joint venture with SINOPEC for the Tianjin Nangang Ethylene Project, announced in December 2022, which is currently under construction by SINOPEC and expected to be on-stream by April 2024.

Global Construction Update: LNG Markets, Resurgent China Kindle Pipeline Projects

by Jeff Awalt, Executive Editor, Pipeline & Gas Journal   Global midstream markets continue to face near-term headwinds and economic uncertainties, but Europe’s rapid transition from Russian energy and projected higher demand in Asia continue to drive midstream expansion in those regions and other..

Distance and politics mean no easy solution to Russia’s pipeline problem

Power of Siberia 2, Russia’s long-in-development pipeline designed to send additional gas to China, has taken on a new importance in the past year because of Moscow’s collapsing energy relationship with Europe. The proposed route for the Soyuz–Vostok portion of the pipeline would run from Irkutsk, across Mongolia and onwards to Beijing. It would carry 50–80bn m³/yr of gas.

BASF breaks ground on polyethylene plant at Zhanjiang Verbund site in China

BASF has broken ground on a polyethylene (PE) plant at its Verbund site in Zhanjiang, China. The new plant with a capacity of 500,000 metric tons of PE annually will serve the fast-growing demand in China. The plant is scheduled to start up in 2025.

CNOOC Limited Announces China's First Offshore CCS Demonstration Project Commissioned

On June 1, CNOOC Limited announced the official commissioning of China's first offshore CCS demonstration project. The CCS project is an auxiliary part of the Enping 15-1 oilfields development. Enping 15-1 oilfield is located in the Pearl River Mouth Basin, about 190 kilometers southwest of Hong Kong, with an average water depth of approximately 80 meters and has a high carbon dioxide content.

Sichuan Jinshang Environmental Protection Technology Co. To Produce Sustainable Aviation Fuel Utilizing Honeywell Ecofining Technology

Honeywell today announced that Sichuan Jinshang Environmental Protection Technology Co. (JSRE) will use Honeywell EcofiningTM technology to produce nearly 300,000 tons per year (approximately 6,000 barrels per day) of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at its newly planned facility in Suining, Sichuan Province, China. This project will promote the accelerated adoption of SAF, and, once completed, the facility is expected to be one of the largest SAF plants in China.

Technip Energies Awarded a Contract for Juhua’s Greenfield Chemical Complex in China

Technip Energies has been awarded a contract by Ningbo Juhua Chemical & Science Co., Ltd. (Juhua) for a 1,3-propanediol (PDO) plant with a capacity of 72 kta(1) and a 150 kta polytrimethylene terephthalate (PTT) plant in Ningbo, Zhejiang, China

Aramco JV HAPCO to Commence Construction of Major Refinery and Petrochemical Complex in China

Aramco and joint venture partners NORINCO Group and Panjin Xincheng Industrial Group plan to start construction of a major integrated refinery and petrochemical complex in northeast China.

Technip Energies has been Awarded a Contract by CNOOC and Shell Petrochemicals Company Ltd. (CSPC) for the Huizhou Phase III ethylene cracker located in Huizhou, Guangdong Province, China.

Technip Energies is providing the proprietary technology and process design for CSPC’s 1,600 KTA(1) ethylene plant. This liquid ethylene cracker pioneers the use of a low CO2 furnace design and electrification of major compressors. The plant is anticipated to have 20% lower CO2 emissions than a similar conventional facility and will be able to maximize benefit from the rapidly decarbonizing power grid for future CO2 emission reduction.

WESTPORT ANNOUNCES PLAN TO INVEST UP TO $10 MILLION USD IN GLOBAL MANUFACTURING FACILITY IN CHANGZHOU HYDROGEN VALLEY, CHINA

Westport Fuel Systems Inc., a global leader in low-emissions alternative fuel transportation technologies, announced plans today to expand its global manufacturing footprint in China in support of future growth of Westport’s hydrogen componentry business and other alternative fuel system technologies. Westport is focusing on China for this manufacturing expansion as China leads the world in hydrogen investment and infrastructure development. The investment agreement provides for the City of Changzhou to build the new hydrogen innovation center and manufacturing facility in the Changzhou Hydrogen Valley.

Shell Catalyst & Technologies Signs on to Provide Technology to Upcoming CSPC Phase 3 Project in China

CNOOC and Shell Petrochemicals Company Limited (CSPC), incorporated by China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) and Shell, is one of the largest petrochemicals joint ventures in China. Following the success and outstanding performance of their existing Phase I and II projects, CSPC Phase III will include a new 1.6-MMtpy cracker, creating one of the world’s largest and most flexible integrated complexes. Shell Catalyst & Technologies’ (SC&T) unique technologies and catalysts have been chosen again to enable this major growth project, due to their competitive advantages and reliable performance.

Sinopec Breaks Ground on Green Hydrogen Project

The world's largest integrated green hydrogen production project, which will be applied at a nearby coal chemical plant, kicked off construction in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region on Thursday, operator China Petrochemical Corp said.

PetroChina again selects differentiated LyondellBasell Polyethylene (PE) technology

LyondellBasell announced today that PetroChina Jilin Petrochemical Company will again license LyondellBasell’s polyethylene technology at their facility located in Jilin City, Jilin Province, P.R. of China. The newly licensed technology will comprise of LyondellBasell’s leading high-pressure Lupotech process technology which will be used for both a 100 kiloton per year (KTA) Autoclave and a 300 KTA Tubular line. Both production trains will produce mainly low-density polyethylene (LDPE) with ethylene vinyl acetate copolymers (EVA). Furthermore, an additional 400 KTA Hostalen “Advanced Cascade Process” (ACP) line for the production of high density polyethylene (HDPE) will be built at the same time.

TOPSOE SIGNS AGREEMENT ON FIRST COMMERCIAL SIZE DYNAMIC GREEN AMMONIA PLANT IN CHINA

Topsoe has been chosen by Mintal Hydrogen Energy Technology (Mintal Hydrogen) as technology provider for a new green ammonia plant in Baotou, Inner Mongolia, China The new plant will be the first dynamic green ammonia plant in China. The first phase will have a capacity of 1800 tons per day with expected start of production in 2025 The green ammonia will replace app. 850,000 tons of coal and help reduce more than 2 million tons of CO2 from being emitted to the atmosphere every year.

Aramco, Sinopec and SABIC expand refining and petrochemical cooperation

The Saudi Arabian Oil Company (“Aramco” or “the Company”), one of the world’s leading integrated energy and chemicals companies, China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (“Sinopec”) and SABIC, are exploring collaboration across refining and petrochemical projects in China and Saudi Arabia.

INEOS and SINOPEC sign Joint Venture agreement for a brand new petrochemicals complex in Tianjin, China

INEOS and SINOPEC have today announced a new Joint Venture agreement that will see INEOS acquire a 50% share in the existing Tianjin Nangang Ethylene Project from SINOPEC. The project is currently building a 1.2 million tonne ethane cracker, expected to come on-stream at the end of 2023, and downstream derivative plants in Tianjin, China.

LONGi Hydrogen wins in the world's largest Green Hydrogen Project

Only 1 year after its establishment, LONGi Hydrogen wins in the Sinopec Green Hydrogen Demonstration Project, to supply world leading large scale ALK electrolysis equipment. The project is China's first >10,000 ton green hydrogen project and the world's largest green hydrogen project so far.