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In 2022, 1,192 engineering, consultancy, EPC and construction projects of various types were executed in domestic market. 879 new projects were started and 495 projects were completed.

Continued Improvement in Engineering Service Capabilities

The whole process management was strengthened and multiple measures were taken to improve the engineering efficiency and project execution. The Zhenhai Base Phase I and Jiujiang Petrochemical Aromatics Project were completed and put into operation; Hainan Petrochemical Ethylene Unit was delivered with high quality; Tianjin Nangang Ethylene Project was accelerated; a number of projects such as Anqing Petrochemical Upgrading were vigorously promoted; Danzhou Base, Lianyungang Commercial Storage, LNG terminals in Tianjin, Guangxi and Longkou, Green Hydrogen in Kuqa Xinjiang and other projects were implemented rapidly. Non-Sinopec system projects such as the Huizhou Ethylene Project of Mobil, the upgrading of CNPC Jilin Petrochemical Co. and Yulong Petrochemical Co. were steadily implemented with the safety and quality of the projects generally under control.

New Breakthroughs in Technology Research

Promoting key science and technology research projects  Seven technology research projects in new areas were completed and put into production, such as Zhenhai Refining and Chemical Co.’s high-spec poly-1-butene, Shanghai Petrochemical Co.’s large-tow carbon fiber (domestic production line), Fuling’s high-purity helium extraction and Qilu Petrochemical’s HNBR. Among them, the “Key Technology Project for Green Manufacturing of High-Spec Poly-1-butene Resin” produced qualified products and achieved continuous and stable production, making Sinopec the fourth global and first domestic producer of this product. The 24 national research projects, 31 “Ten Key Technologies” relating research projects and 20 Sinopec major research projects progressed smoothly. 8 projects, including “hydrogen purification for fuel vehicles” and “ethylene waste alkali oxidation”, were completed. 8 projects such as “LCO conversion to BTX” and “150,000 tonnes/year ALL-PE package technology” were successfully integrated into the Ten Key Technologies Projects, maintaining a high degree of participation.

Focusing on dual carbon goals to prepare for transition  The feasibility study on the in-depth coupling application of high-temperature gas-cooled reactor technology with the petrochemical industry was completed to promote carbon reduction from source in the petrochemical industry. Carbon sources in the petrochemical industry were researched to propose carbon neutral strategies and implementation pathways. R&D of relevant technologies from the source, process and end-use were carried out simultaneously.

Reaching a new level of digital engineering technology   Digital delivery was fully applied on nearly 40 large-scale projects, laying an important foundation for future smart plant construction, comprehensively improving the construction efficiency and continuously enhancing delivery capabilities. The digital delivery of key projects such as the Hainan Refining & Chemical Ethylene Project and Baling Petrochemical Caprolactam Project was promoted with high quality. Breakthroughs were made in the engineering of smart plants such as Tianjin Nangang and Zhenhai Phase II. Application scenarios such as process optimization and equipment management were further expanded. The integrated digital twin value chain of plant construction and operation was extended. The refining and chemical engineering business segment application framework and implementation plan were improved. The operation and management platform was launched. The data service platform was deployed. The low-code development platform was built. Data governance and digital business integration began to bear fruit.