A new ethylene plant in China will use process technology from Technip, the French company announced on Wednesday.

Technip will supply its proprietary ethylene technology, process design package, technical services and proprietary equipment to SP Olefins (Taixing) Co. Ltd, a subsidiary of Singapore-based SP Chemicals, for a 650 kilotons per annum (KTA) grassroots gas cracker in Taixing, Jiangsu Province.

Technologies provided by Technip will include its USC furnaces and heat-integrated rectifier system, ripple trays and wet air oxidation process.

Technip’s operating center in Houston, Texas, is expected to implement the project.

The new plant, part of SP Olefins’ 1100 KTA Light Hydrocarbon Utilization Project, will use low-cost ethane and propane imported from North America.

Stan Knez, president of Technip Stone & Webster Process Technology, welcomed the new contract in China. He said in a statement: “Technip’s proven ethane cracking technology and track record of recent gas cracker awards provide a solid foundation for this plant, which will be the first gas cracking ethylene plant in China. We also take pride in our long relationship with SP Chemicals, which started with an Ethylbenzene and Styrene Monomer plant that adopted Badger proprietary technology and has been running very well since it started up in 2013.”

Badger Licensing LLC, a 50/50 joint venture between affiliates of Technip and ExxonMobil Chemical Company, provides technology related to phenolics and styrenics.