Wison Successfully Commercializes Proprietary MTO Technology

General Press Releases Friday September 27, 2013 11:32
SHANGHAI--27 Sep--PRNewswire/ InfoQuest
New MTO Plant Designed by Wison Launched for Mass Production

Wison Engineering Services Co. Ltd., the largest private sector chemical EPC service provider in China, today announced the successful initial start-up of its designed methanol-to-olefins (MTO) plant featuring the Company's proprietary technology. The plant, designed by Wison Engineering Ltd., an indirect non-wholly-owned subsidiary of the Group, is located in the Nanjing Chemical Industry Park. It has successfully produced qualified ethylene and propylene products which meet the requirements set for polymer products, with a passing rate of 99.98% and 99.8% for ethylene and propylene products respectively, marking the first commercialization of Wison Engineering's olefin separation technology for MTO plants, and demonstrating yet another successful commercialization case   of China's coal-to-olefins technology, which will facilitates the coal-to-chemical industry development roadmap in China.

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With planned annual production of 300kta of ethylene/ propylene, the MTO plant is one of the production units of Wison (Nanjing) Clean Energy Co., Ltd. ("Wison Energy"). Following the commissioning of the first Shenhua Baotou coal-to-olefin project, the MTO plant marks a new successful start-up which not only employs Wison Engineering's MTO technology, but is also the first MTO plant in the world to apply advanced Honeywell UOP MTO technology.

The Wison Engineering olefin separation technology featured in the project utilizes the Company's proprietary "pre-cutting + oil absorption" technology, which reduces energy consumption and lowers investment costs while also improving the olefin recovery rate, allowing for more stable production and bringing longer operating cycles and other competitive advantages. The close cooperation between Wison Engineering and UOP on the technological front has pushed forward the development of domestic technology in MTO development and the upgrading of the modern coal-to-chemicals industry. Since its development in 2007, Wison Engineering's separation technology in MTO plant has obtained four domestic invention patents and one invention patent in Indonesia. The technology has been adopted by domestic enterprises such as Shandong Yangmei Hengtong Chemicals, Shenhua Xinjiang New Materials, Jiangsu Sailboat Petrochemical and Pucheng Clean Energy.

In addition to providing proprietary technology and process package design, the Company has also been commissioned to undertake the basic design, overall design and detailed engineering services of this MTO project as well as its ancillary and utility facilities, and had been involved throughout the entire project construction phase. Capitalizing on Wison Engineering's strong R&D and engineering team and its proven track record, the Company successfully completed the entire design and engineering work in just one year, at least six months faster than its peers in respect of average design cycle. Until now, Wison Engineering has been well-equipped with capabilities to provides full cycle services for different sizes of MTO plants, including 300kta, 600kta and 900kta MTO units.

"In line with China's alternative energy strategy, Wison Engineering considers the coal-to-chemicals sector its strategic focus to achieve its business diversification. Meanwhile, Wison Engineering has always put extensive efforts into technological innovation while continuously enhancing its engineering to promote its business development, driven by its advances in innovative technology," said Mr. Liu Haijun, Senior Vice President and Executive Director of Wison Engineering. "As one of the few engineering companies in China to provide their customers with integrated services spanning the entire project life cycle, from process package design to start-up, we look forward to contributing our strengths to boosting the technological development and upgrading of modern coal-to-chemicals industry."

SOURCE   Wison

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