ECI Group and Repsol Secure First 200kta License Utilizing Proprietary High-Pressure Technology
ECI Group has signed license and engineering agreements for process technology and engineering design with a confidential Chinese client for two lines of EVA production using ECI Group’s proprietary Hybrid Technology offering. This technology is capable of producing 400kta EVA total, each line producing 200kta. The plant will be part of the client’s integrated project to be located in Guangxi Province, China. ECI Group will provide the technology, design, and training for the two lines, as well as support through commissioning, start-up, and production.
Repsol, the multi-energy company, as ECI Group’s partner, will provide its extensive technical, operational, and commercial expertise. Repsol has several LDPE, EVA, and EBA plants in its industrial complexes in Spain and Portugal and has over 40 years of experience producing award-winning polymer products in its high-pressure facilities.
ECI Group’s Hybrid Technology offering is unique in the industry as it allows for production of EVA and other high-value copolymers at capacities of 200 kta and higher, which was previously only possible with tubular reactors. The Hybrid technology offers the higher capacities of tubular lines with the expanded product capability of autoclave lines. In addition, ECI’s various proprietary design features and enhancements contribute to the overall effectiveness of the process and result in higher production with lower operating costs.
While the client declined to provide a comment citing project confidentiality, they noted that they had reviewed a number of technology options and made the decision to select ECI Group’s hybrid technology for a number of important reasons including the unmatched product range, lower operating costs, the design built for future product development capabilities and the reputation of Repsol as a long-standing producer of high-quality products.
Commenting on the signing of the contract, Joaquin Flores, President and CEO of ECI Group, said: “This latest award is a game-changer for the industry. Clients now have access to a flexible slate of high-value products at world scale capacities. Our proprietary Hybrid Technology provides our client with the best combination of production, reliability while lowering operating costs and providing a superior product range. We are proud that this client chose ECI’s technology after carrying out a detailed analysis of the technology against competitors’ existing offerings, and we look forward to successfully delivering two lines of this first-of-a-kind design with the support of our partner Repsol’s market knowledge and product expertise.”
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