Indonesia: Polypropylene Grace Licenses Technology to PT Pertamina-Rosneft Oil Company JV
PT Pertamina Rosneft Pengolahan dan Petrokimia (PRPP), a joint venture of PT Pertamina and Rosneft Oil Company will be using Grace’s Unipol PP Process Technology for its polypropylene facility in Indonesia. The plant will include two lines which are expected to produce 1160 KTA of polypropylene.
Columbia/USA – W.R. Grace & Co. has licensed its Unipol PP Process Technology to PT Pertamina Rosneft Pengolahan dan Petrokimia (PRPP), a joint venture between Indonesia’s PT Pertamina and Russia’s Rosneft Oil Company. The Unipol PP facility, located in Tuban, Indonesia, will include two lines, each designed to produce 580 KTA for a total of 1160 KTA of polypropylene.
The agreement includes a long-term catalyst supply contract and a license for Grace’s Unipol PP Unippac Process Control (UUPC) Software. This tailored package, in conjunction with the Unipol PP process technology, guarantees the opportunity for PRPP and Grace to work closely together over the lifetime of the plant, resulting in a fully optimised solution.
Grace's all gas-phase Unipol PP Process Technology and its Consista 6th generation catalyst and donor technology provide the broadest range of PP homopolymers, random copolymers, and impact copolymers from a single catalyst. Grace’s patented advanced donor technology and UUPC Software deliver outstanding plant operability.
Kadek Ambara Jaya, PRPP President Director said, “We are excited to install the Unipol PP Process Technology at our Tuban, Indonesia site. The mature technology, low investment, and the relationship with the Grace team were all factors in our decision to choose this technology. We are confident that, with Grace’s process technology and catalysts, we will provide our customers with the best possible polypropylene resin options in the region.”
“Grace is excited to partner with PRPP on this significant, world-class project,” said Laura Schwinn, President of Grace’s Specialty Catalysts business. “PRPP will be able to meet growing demand for higher value polypropylene products using our best-in-class catalyst systems and proven Unipol PP Process Technology.”