Propane Dehydrogenation American Propane Dehydrogenation Technology for China

Editor: Dominik Stephan

CB&I will supply propane dehydrogenation technology for a planned chemicals plant in China. A projected 600,000 tons per year polypropylene production will make use of the company's Catofin dehydrogenation technology.

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(Picture: CB&I)
(Picture: CB&I)

The Woodlands, Texas/USA – CB&I recently announced its subsidiary Lummus Technology will supply licensing and engineering for a Chinese grassroots propane dehydrogenation unit. The American compnay has just been awarded a contract by Chinese Ningbo Haiyue New Material for their new new 600,000 toins per year propylene plant expected to become productive in 2014. The unit will use Lummus' Catofin dehydrogenation technology.

“As the preeminent licensor of olefins processing technology solutions, we are pleased that Ningbo Haiyue New Material has selected our Catofin process for their propylene project,” said Dan McCarthy, President of CB&I’s Lummus Technology business sector. “The Catofin process, which is recognized for its reliable and efficient performance, is a cost effective option for increasing propylene supply as ethylene plants shift toward lighter feedstocks.”