December 2, 2014 05:21 PM Eastern Daylight Time
HOUSTON — GTC Technology has signed an agreement with Shandong Sincier Chemical Group (SSCG) to provide its GT-TolAlk℠ licensed technology for a 280,000 TPY toluene alkylation unit at a new refinery in Dongying, Shandong Province, People’s Republic of China.
The TolAlk unit will be the first of its kind in the world, and will play an integral role in the 5MM TPY refinery being constructed by SSCG. GTC will also supply the basic engineering package, technical services, proprietary catalyst and equipment. Start-up is planned for 2016.
“We are pleased to work with such a respected firm as SSCG,” said Zhepeng Liu, Senior Vice President – GTC (Beijing) Technology Inc. “We are excited about the opportunity to extend our exceptional track record in commercializing innovative technologies for the energy industry and to further serve the Asian fuels and chemicals market.”
The TolAlk unit is GTC’s third project for SSCG, following awards for a 450,000 TPY aromatics extraction unit using GTC’s GT-BTX® technology, and for a light naphtha isomerization unit (the first in China) using GTC’s Isomalk-2℠ and Isomalk-3℠ technologies.
GTC Technology, based in Houston, Texas, is a global licensor of aromatics and polyester intermediates processes, offering many novel and cutting-edge processes. These include Isomalk-2℠, Isomalk-3, Isomalk-4, GT-BTX PluS®, GT-TolAlk℠ and others.
Chuck Fink, 281-597-4800
Manager, Corporate Communications