Rubber plant: New technology evaluation

Client: Lanxess (Germany)

Objectives: Goal for this project is to compare capital and operating costs of existing and new technologies for a rubber plant including product packaging lines.

Scope of work: Advice, guide and review scope; Create process and economic models to deliver estimates AACE level 3 (20-30%); A modular approach has been taken in order to make possible the exchange of technologies and process sections AND re-estimate in a fast but accurate way. Secondary target was to create several location indexes in order to estimate capital costs of rubber plant in: China, India, Brazil, USA (Gulf coast), Europe (North-West). Source and compile location data such as local material and labour indexes, efficiencies, local import taxes and duties, etc.