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Yokogawa wins orders for Chinese coal projects

World Coal,

Yokogawa Electric Corporation has announced that its subsidiary, Yokogawa China Co., Ltd., has received orders from Shaanxi Yanchang Petro to supply Yokogawa control systems for two coal-oil plant construction projects in China.

Both plants will use KBR's Veba Combi-Cracking (VCC) process, an advanced technology that is capable of converting petroleum residues into high quality gasoline and diesel oil products.

Coal to oil conversion

The first of these project orders is for Shaanxi Yanchang Petroleum Oil-Coal New Technology Corporation, a Yanchang Petro subsidiary that is constructing an advanced coal/oil co-processing pilot plant. This plant will convert coal and refining residues into diesel oil and other high value-added products, and will have an annual production capacity of 450 000 t.

Coal tar hydrogenation plant

The second order is for the first phase of a project by Shaanxi Yanchang Petroleum Anyuan Chemical Company, that involves the construction of a coal tar hydrogenation plant. This plant will produce light and heavy paraffin oil from coal tar. When completed, this plant will have a production capacity of 1 million tpa, making it one of the largest plants of its type in China.

Under the terms of its contract with Yanchang Petro, Yokogawa China will provide the CENTUM VP integrated control system for both projects as well as engineering and commissioning services. The two plants are scheduled to commence operation in June 2014.

Edited from various sources by Katie Woodward

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