Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor Corporation (MCO) has received an order from Braskem Idesa, S.A.P.I. of Mexico for five compressors and three steam turbines to be used in a large-scale ethylene production facility which that company is to build locally. The compressors and turbines will be applied to the core process of ethylene production.
The equipment on order involves three compressor trains: a charge gas compressor train and two trains of ethylene and propylene refrigeration compressors, respectively. Together the three trains consist of five compressors, three steam turbines to drive the compressors, and auxiliary devices including control systems and condensers. MCO is slated to deliver the compressors and turbines in the spring of 2013.
Braskem Idesa is a joint venture between Braskem S.A. of Brazil, the largest petrochemical company in South America, and Grupo Idesa, S.A. de C.V., a Mexican petrochemical maker. Braskem Idesa’s ethylene production facility will be located within the Coatzacoalcos Petrochemical Complex, in the state of Veracruz, along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. The facility is slated to go on-stream in 2015 with a production capacity of 1.05 mtpy of ethylene.