Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Successful first turnaround at CSPCL Nanhai complex
Successful first turnaround at CSPCL Nanhai complex
27
Aug '10
Shell Chemicals announced the successful first turnaround at the CSPCL - "Nanhai" petrochemicals joint venture complex in Guangdong, China. Nanhai is a joint venture with China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC). The turnaround was completed while simultaneously carrying out the debottlenecking of an ethylene cracker and process units. Both were finished ahead of time and within budget.

Debottlenecking the ethylene cracker, ethylene oxide/ethylene glycols, and styrene monomer/propylene oxide process units will improve the site's competiveness by increasing capacity and reducing unit costs. After the debottlenecking, the annual ethylene capacity went from 800 kilotonnes per annum to 950 ktpa, with total petrochemical production capacity at the plant increasing from 2.3 million tonnes to 2.7 million tonnes.

"Executing a turnaround and simultaneous debottlenecking project on this scale, within budget and on time is impressive and highlights the robust working partnership between Shell and CNOOC," said Ben van Beurden, Executive Vice President, Shell Chemicals. "The decision to increase capacity at Nanhai supports the Shell strategy to grow selectively and to continue to remain a leader in the expanding Asian petrochemicals market."

The debottlenecking project included construction of an eighth liquid cracking furnace for light and heavy feedstock. Four out of five derivative plants were debottlenecked by 10% to 30%. The planned turnaround took place in March and April this year. In addition to a broad range of planned maintenance activities, more than 1,000 pressure vessels were opened for statutory inspections. The project also included significant instrumentation work.

The CNOOC and Shell Petrochemicals Company Limited (CSPCL) is 50 per cent owned by Shell Nanhai BV, a Shell company, and 50 per cent owned by the CNOOC Petrochemicals Investment Company Limited. It began operations in January 2006 and supplies products primarily to Guangdong and the high consumption areas of China's southeast coastal economic zones.

Shell Chemicals Limited


Must ReadView All

Ethiopia’s Kombolcha Industrial Park attracts foreign firms

Apparel/Garments | On 15th Dec 2017

Ethiopia’s Kombolcha Industrial Park attracts foreign firms

Strategic location, modern factory facilities and proximity to the...

Courtesy: 2XU

Apparel/Garments | On 15th Dec 2017

L Catterton Asia announces JV of GXG and 2XU

L Catterton Asia, the Asian unit of the largest and most global...

15 trade associations urge nations to safeguard WTO system

Apparel/Garments | On 15th Dec 2017

15 trade associations urge nations to safeguard WTO system

Fifteen trade and industry associations from across the world have...

Interviews View All

Headhonchos
Indian fashion industry

Cotton consumption will keep growing in the Indian fashion industry

Akash Khetan
Narayan Tex Fab

I find it hard to find professionals in Surat

Shawn Honeycutt
Bolger & O'Hearn

‘The Indian market is interesting and rather persistent in seeking new...

Liz Manning

<div><b>Liz Manning</b>, Business Development Manager at Catexel, has...

Riddhi Jain

Conceived in Europe and curated in New Delhi, NeceSera is a...

Abhishek Pachauri

Reckon Industries adapts latest systems for manufacturing from designing...

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir
Walnut

<b>Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir</b> started their career with the launch of...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

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

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

December 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
69.6%
No
12.0%
Skip
18.5%

Total Votes: 92

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
62.0%
No
30.4%
Skip
7.6%

Total Votes: 92

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
87.0%
No
9.8%
Skip
3.3%

Total Votes: 92

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
81.5%
No
8.7%
Skip
9.8%

Total Votes: 92


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