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E&M Combustion, manufacturer of industrial burners and combustion systems for the energy industry , has been awarded the manufacture of two gas burners for the petrochemical plant that Saudi Arabian Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) builts in Al Jubail, Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.
The new facility of 140 KTA (kilotonnes per year) of acrylonitrile- butadiene – styrene ( ABS) will be part of a large petrochemical complex owned by SABIC . The project is led by the company Petrokemya, sole subsidiary of the Saudi group. This facility is builded by the Spanish engineering Tecnicas Reunidas, whith an estimated value of $ 400 million. The new facility will use emulsion ABS technology licensed from SABIC Innovative Plastics -another subsidiary of SABIC- . When it will be finalized it will join the Petrokemya petrochemical complex cited. The new facility represents an extension of SABIC production and consolidation as one of the market leaders of petrochemical products in the regions of Middle East, Asia , Europe and America.
Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene or ABS is a thermoplastic very resistant to heat, corrosion and impact. It is used in automotive and other industrial applications such as electronics, printing material for 3D printing , helmets and material for baggages, among others.
This investment project responds to SABIC’s strategy aimed at increasing the production of the Gulf petrochemical industry to supply the global market, for which it has proposed to increase its competitiveness against new producing markets. Forecasts global ethylene demand could average annual growth of 3% per year until 2025. In addition to increasing its investment in innovation and technology, the company diversified into petrochemicals production and development as well as in talent management.
Along the supply of the two model 11,500 gas burners G Low NOx, manufactured by E&M Combustion, the Spanish company also performs in this Saudi project the implementation of two homes Lointek boiler, ready to operate with a steam production of 30,000 kg / h, an operating pressure of 12 bar and a temperature of 250 ° C superheated steam. The boiler is equipped with two gas burners manufactured by E&M Combustion, which will use natural gas as fuel.
Both, shell boiler and auxiliary equipment, including combustion system, are located on the outside of the plant, so that all equipments are designed to withstand the harsh conditions of the area.
E&M Combustion is a Spanish company founded in 2004 and specialized in the design and manufacture of industrial burners with innovative technologies with low emissions and tailored to the needs of its customers, enabling significant energy savings. The company operates mainly in the energy, petrochemical, oil & gas and part of the food sector. The company is present in over 20 countries and delivers more than 70 % of its production to exportation.