December 2003

Process Technology/Refining

'MIX' concept links refining operations with power and construction industries

An integrated approach enables establishing base-industries complex for medium-sized plants at lower CAPEX

Natsuo, T., Yagi, T., JGC Corp.

Industrialization of developing nations incorporates constructing basic-industry infrastructures. Power resources are basic industries that nurture genesis businesses to kick off economic growth. Other industries provide materials to construct plants and other economic infrastructures. Yet, investment in developing nations is often considered high risk. New integration concepts can reduce capital investment by integrating process and waste streams within a multi-industries complex (MIX). For example, growing economies need electrical power, automotive fuels and building materials such as steel and cement. Yet, these emerging sites require small or medium-size facilities. Such projects ar

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