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Essar Gujarat in petrochem technology licencing deal with CB&I news
09 September 2008

Essar Gujarat Petrochemicals Limited has signed a licencing deal with CB&I through Lummus Technology, for licensing its technology and basic engineering for its grassroots petrochemicals complex in Vadinar, Gujarat.

CB&I combines is a provider of process technologies in engineering, procurement and construction in the energy and natural resource industries. It claims over 70 proprietary licensed technologies and 1,500 patents and patent applications.

The technologies to be acquired include ethylene, ethylbenzene / styrene monomer, butadiene extraction, MTBE / ETBE/butene-1, and cumene / phenol.

The cornerstone of the petrochemical complex will be a 1.3-million metric ton per annum mixed feed ethylene unit that will utilise Lummus' latest generation SRT VI cracking furnaces and recovery technology.

The downstream petrochemical units for the production of styrene, butadiene, ethers, butene-1, and phenol are also of world-scale capacity, and are being licensed by Lummus in cooperation with its various licensing partners.

This wide variety of technologies licensed by Lummus represents the majority of the process units in the planned petrochemical complex. This exemplifies the comprehensive technology portfolio Lummus provides to the petrochemical industry, in addition to its broad refining technology capabilities.

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Essar Gujarat in petrochem technology licencing deal with CB&I