No.6 Naphtha Cracker ComplexEnvironmental Protection

Environmental Protection

Various flowers that bloom each season create a relaxing environment around complex

In order to reinforce our environmental protection, FPG established Safety Health & Environment Center to monitor and control the air, wastewater, waste articles, noise and ecological environment conditions. We adopted most advanced Best Available Control Technology (BACT) to reduce the negative impacts on the environment. The invested budget for pollution control and prevention is about US$4.21 billion. The outcome is very significant. It not only surpasses our national official standards but also meet the standards of the most developed countries.

Take the air pollution as an example, in the thermal power plant, we adopt sealed systems for coal transportation and storage in order to prevent the coal dust or ashes blown out of the system to cause pollution. All of the emitted gas has to pass various treatments, such as ventilated denitrificationand desulfuration, static electricity dust collection to make sure the pollutants were eliminated before the gas emitted. As to water pollution control, we set up 10 comprehensive wastewater processing pools. Before flowing out, all of the wastewater will be well treated by ch emical and biological process treatments. It’s proven the flown out wastewater is clean for keeping the carps. Meanwhile, the 6th naphtha is the only complex which process waste within the complex area in Taiwan. We have 2 incinerators which can process 150 tons of waste daily, a immobilization factory, a landfill site and an ash pond.

Water and energy saving program at Mailiao Complex

In the wake of water and energy resource constraints, FPG formed a couple task groups,“The Center For Water Resource Utilization And Development” and “The Project Team of Energy Saving and Carbon Reduction”, to research for ways to improve water and energy conservation rate. Both task groups have conducted several projects to reduce water consumption, including process water reduction and wastewater and rainwater recycling. On the energy front, task groups also put in a lot of efforts to slow global warming effect and to improve energy efficiency, as well as to improve heat recovery and to develop alternative energy such as wind turbines.

Up to the end of 2014, FPG has conducted 2,359 energy saving projects at Mailiao Complex. It has reduced 7.75 million tons of CO2 emissions, which is equivalent to 1033 million trees’ carbon up taking for one year. In addition, 911 water saving projects have reduced 88.21 million tons of water consumption per year. This amount is equivalent to the water consumed by 967,000 people in one year.