Linde has been awarded a contract to build the world’s largest carbon dioxide purification and liquefaction plant for Jubail United Petrochemical Co. (UNITED), a manufacturing affiliate of SABIC. The plant will be located in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia. Mechanical completion is set to be achieved in 2015.
The plant will be designed to compress and purify around 1,500 metric tons per day of raw CO2 coming from two nearby ethylene glycol plants. The purified gaseous CO2 will be pipelined through the piping corridor of the Royal Commission of Jubail to three SABIC-affiliated companies for enhanced methanol and urea production. In summary, an estimated 500,000 m.t. of CO2 emissions will be saved each year.
The plant will also be capable of producing 200 m.t./d of liquid CO2 with food grade quality which will be stored and supplied by truck to the beverage and food industry.
It is the first carbon capture and utilization (CCU) project of this size to be realized in Saudi Arabia.
- Linde Group, Munich, Germany
- SABIC (Saudi Basic Industries Corp.), Saudi Arabia