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MHI Compressor International Corporation selected to supply critical turbomachinery for Dow’s net-zero ethylene cracker complex in Canada

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor International Corporation will supply critical turbomachinery packages to Dow for their Fort Saskatchewan Path2Zero Project – the world’s first net-zero scope 1 and 2 CO2 emissions ethylene cracker.

The Path2Zero Project, which supports the drive for industrial decarbonization, is projected to decarbonize approximately 20 percent of Dow’s global ethylene capacity. MCO-I’s turbomachinery equipment will be purchased under two contracts in support of Dow’s $6.5 billion brownfield investment at their existing manufacturing complex in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada.

The scope includes the supply of three compressor packages: a steam turbine driven cracked gas compressor (CGC) train, a propylene refrigerant compressor package, and an ethylene refrigerant compressor package; as well as two condensing steam turbine generator packages. In total, the scope includes three API 612 steam turbines and four API 617 centrifugal compressors. The CGC turbine alone will exceed 100 MW in rated power, making it one of the largest API 612 turbines to be built.

Satoshi Hoshi, president and CEO, MHI Compressor Corporation (MCO), said, “MCO and MCO-I are proud to partner with Dow for the Path2Zero project. Dow’s commitment to decarbonize their global footprint mirrors our own commitment to contributing to a carbon neutral society. We are grateful to have this opportunity to support their goals and objectives through the supply of world-class turbomachinery.”

Ron Huijsmans, global MEGA project director, Dow, said, “Dow is very excited to expand the partnership with MHI Compressor Corporation. Their technology and high-quality execution is an excellent fit to our ambitious project.”

The compressors and steam turbines will be manufactured and tested by MCO at its factory in Hiroshima, Japan. MCO-I will provide project management and engineering support, as well as installation and commissioning services. MCO & MCO-I will work together with Dow’s engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contractor through detailed engineering, manufacturing and testing to ensure all local Canadian regulations and industry standards are met, with final deliveries occurring in 2025.

Hoshi added, “The project will increase Dow’s production significantly with capacities exceeding 1,800 KTA by 2029. This further establishes MCO and MCO-I’s position as a market-leading turbomachinery provider for large scale ethylene production.”

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