Neste’s Engineering Solutions, a global solution provider of technology, engineering and project services, and CNOOC and Shell Petrochemicals Company Limited (CSPC), a petrochemicals joint venture in China, have signed an agreement for CSPC to utilise Neste’s proprietary Nexpao technology at its new synthetic base oil production unit in Daya Bay Economic & Technological Development Zone, Huizhou City, China.
Neste’s Nexpao is a commercially fully proven technology for production of synthetic base oils (polyalphaolefins) for demanding applications. Polyalphaolefins (PAOs) are typically used in top quality engine oils, but there are also various other applications where they can be used. PAOs, produced with Nexpao technology, are low viscosity base oil products with superior properties when compared with mineral oils, such as excellent viscosity index, low volatility (Noack), high oxidation stability and excellent cold flow properties.
Implementation of a production unit utilising the technology is an important milestone to fulfil CSPC’s strategy to expand China’s petrochemicals industry as well as their goal to supply essential and premium chemical products to the region. The technology also enables energy efficient production involving moderate process conditions which is in line with CSPC’s commitment to implement a sustainable development strategy.