Braskem Orders Mitsubishi Compressors for Mexican Plant
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Braskem Idesa has ordered five compressors and three steam turbines from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor Corp. (MCO) for a new, large-scale ethylene plant at the Coatzacoalcos petrochemical complex in Veracruz state, Mexico.
The equipment involves three compressor trains: a charge gas compressor train to compress thermally cracked natural gas feedstock and two trains of ethylene and propylene refrigeration compressors.
Together the three trains will have five compressors, three steam turbines to drive the compressors, and auxiliary devices including control systems and condensers.
MCO will deliver the machinery in the spring of 2013. The 1.1 million tons/yr (1 million tonnes/yr) ethylene plant is due on stream in 2015.
Braskem Idesa is a joint venture of Braskem S.A. of Brazil, the largest petrochemical company in South America, and Grupo Idesa S.A., a Mexican petrochemical maker. A consortium formed by Technip Italy S.p.A., Construtora Norberto Odebrecht (Brazil) and ICA Fluor (Mexico) has the engineering, procurement and construction contract.
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