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Investments help Shell hike efficiency at German Plant
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Mar '15
Shell Chemicals said, investments at its Wesseling plant in Germany have improved energy efficiency and boosted production volumes.

“Modifications to furnaces, compressors and column systems, tubes and pipes have lowered stack temperatures and reduced fuel consumption,” Shell said in a press release.

“The upgraded 2A steam cracker can now produce 15 per cent more ethylene, propylene, C4 and pygas,” the global chemical producer added.

“This project stemmed from our strategy to strengthen refining-chemicals integration and the feedstock position of our core global manufacturing locations,” said Graham Hoff, EVP at Shell Chemicals.

He too added, “It has made our Wesseling facility even more robust and competitive than before.”

In late 2011, Shell Chemicals rationalised its assets at the Wesseling site by closing its 2B cracker and directed efforts to increase throughput and improve feedstock flexibility at the 2A cracker.

The 2A cracker produces ‘building-block’ for petrochemicals and is strategically located on the same site as Shell’s Rheinland refinery, which supplies the cracker with feedstock and absorbs by-product streams.

Shell’s Wesseling steam cracker is strategically located and integrated with the Shell Rheinland refinery, the largest in Germany.

The steam cracker converts a variety of feedstocks to make ethylene, propylene, heavy olefins and aromatic feed for benzene and toluene production and also produces methanol.

These are used to make numerous end-products, including packaging, carrier bags, trash liners, injection moulding, pipe extrusion, wire and cable sheathing and insulation. (AR)

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