Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Investments help Shell hike efficiency at German Plant
Investments help Shell hike efficiency at German Plant
18
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)

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Arvind Limited executive directors Punit Lalbhai (left) and Kulin Lalbhai explaining the project to Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani. Courtesy: Arvind Ltd

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Oct 2017

Arvind to set up mega apparel facility in Gujarat

Arvind Limited, one of India’s largest textile to retail...

Clash over monetary payment by UK at Brexit talks

Textiles | On 18th Oct 2017

Clash over monetary payment by UK at Brexit talks

The European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK) are clashing over ...

Cotton stocks accumulating everywhere outside of China

Textiles | On 18th Oct 2017

Cotton stocks accumulating everywhere outside of China

Global cotton stocks outside of China are expected to rise by nearly...

Interviews View All

Poojaa Kumar Deepak
Zeven

Zeven's performance sports apparel is designed for the Indian body type,...

Sachin Sharma
Gem Enviro Management Pvt Ltd

There are no significant differences between virgin yarn and PET recycled...

Top executives
Textile industry, India

The event should be organised every year

C Dhandayuthapani

MAG Solvics Private Limited was established in 1991 to design and develop...

Hardik Sanghvi

Idealin Fogging Systems has been engaged in designing and manufacturing...

Nitesh Mittal

Kusumgar Corporates is a leading manufacturer of technical textiles and...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

October 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
77.3%
No
13.6%
Skip
9.1%

Total Votes: 66

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
60.6%
No
28.8%
Skip
10.6%

Total Votes: 66

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
84.8%
No
10.6%
Skip
4.5%

Total Votes: 66

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
74.2%
No
12.1%
Skip
13.6%

Total Votes: 66


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search