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Sinochem starts up ethylene plant using KBR cracking technology

| By Mary Bailey

KBR, Inc. (Houston) announced the successful startup of Sinochem Quanzhou Petrochemical Co., Ltd.’s (Sinochem Quanzhou) 1,000,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr) ethylene plant in Quanzhou, Fujian Province, China. The ethylene plant is part of Sinochem Quanzhou’s grassroots integrated refining and petrochemical complex.

In addition to licensing KBR’s Selective Cracking Optimum Recovery (SCORE) ethylene technology, KBR supplied key proprietary components of the SCORE SC-1 furnaces, which deliver high product yields.

“We congratulate Sinochem Quanzhou on achieving this milestone, especially during the global COVID-19 pandemic,” said Doug Kelly, KBR President, Technology. “We are especially proud of the strong collaboration between both teams that allowed us to achieve a smooth startup within 24 hours of introduction of feedstock.”