Lurgi: New Acrylic Acid Plant in China
Lurgi GmbH, Frankfurt, Germany, a company of Air Liquide, France, received a contract from CNOOC Energy Technology & Services Limited, a subsidiary of China National Offshore Oil Company, to build a plant for the production of acrylic acid from propylene. The product will in turn be used for the production of acrylates for paints and varnishes. The acrylate technology is provided by China Petroleum Engineering Company, Jilin.
The scope for the single-train plant with a capacity of 140,000 t/a of estergrade acrylic acid to be realized in Huizhou in the Chinese province of Guandong comprises the license, basic engineering, certain equipment as well as technical support. The total order value amounts to around EUR 38 million. The plant is scheduled to go on stream in spring 2011.
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