Paris-based Technip Energies says it has been awarded a large contract for the proprietary equipment supply for Ineos Olefins Belgium NV’s 1,450 kilotonnes/year ethane cracker in Antwerp, Belgium. It will supply proprietary gas-cracking equipment; furnaces designed to fire hydrogen as fuel, able to transition to full hydrogen firing in future.
The cracker is designed using Technip Energies’ latest enhancement on technologies to achieve a CO2 footprint less than 50% of the best 10% of European crackers. The furnaces are modularised and designed to fire high hydrogen fuel, and to transition to 100% hydrogen firing in the future, in addition to the plant being carbon capture ready. The plant design maximises the use of modularisation, using Technip Energies’ extensive experience in modularized LNG projects.
Bhaskar Patel, SVP Sustainable Fuels, Chemicals and Circularity, Technip Energies, stated “We are very pleased that Ineos selected our low carbon ethane cracker technology and equipment for this sizeable project. Utilising our extensive experience with modular design will result in a reduced site assembly footprint with sustainable features to reduce emissions.”