Linde Engineering Wins Contract for Ethylene Furnace

Courtesy: Linde Group

Selas Fluid the wholly owned subsidiary of The Linde Group’s Engineering Division has won a contract by BASF FINA Petrochemicals LP for a cracking furnace with flexibility for ethane, naphtha and LPG feedstock. Linde Group will work on engineering, procurement, and construction of the new furnace and integration of this furnace into the existing plant. Over the years of growth, company reached to the level of EPC capabilities and ready to execute LSTK furnace projects both in worldwide.

Ethylene furnace will be set up at BASF FINA’s steam cracker in Port Arthur, Texas. It is one of the largest single train cracking units in the world. BASF FINA Petrochemicals LP is a joint venture between BASF Corporation and Total Petrochemicals USA.

Press Statement

“With our long history and extensive experience with the design and supply of ethylene cracking furnaces, we are ready to meet the challenges of this project, and are pleased to have won the confidence of BASF FINA”. ,” said Paul van Helmond, Product Manager for Ethylene Furnaces at Selas Fluid.

Our timing is good; with falling feedstock prices, the ethylene industry in North America is poised for a boom period in the next few years. Many North American olefins producers are in advanced stages of expansion planning,” said Bruce Hensinger, President and CEO of Selas Fluid. ” 

BASF FINA Petrochemicals LP is a joint venture between BASF Corporation and Total Petrochemicals USA. This project will help company to strength company’s main stream businesses in pyrolysis furnaces for olefin plants, steam hydrocarbon reformers for methanol, ammonia, and hydrogen plants, EDC pyrolysis furnaces for vinyl plants, fired heaters for refinery and specialty chemical plants, cryogenic vaporizers for liquefied gas plants, oxidation and incineration products.

SOURCE: Selas Fluid Processing Corporation

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