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Belgium: Polypropylene Plant Jacobs to Conduct Expansion Feasibility Study on Borealis' Propylene Facilities

| Editor: Alexander Stark

Jacobs Engineering has been awarded a contract to complete a feasibility study for the expansion of Borealis’ polypropylene plants in Belgium. The study was awarded under the terms of the existing framework agreement with Borealis.

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With the expansion, Borealis wants to further strengthen their position as a polypropylene provider in Europe. (sample image)
With the expansion, Borealis wants to further strengthen their position as a polypropylene provider in Europe. (sample image)
(Source: Borealis)

Dallas/USA — The potential capacity increase of the polypropylene plants would take full advantage of the additional propylene supply from a planned propane dehydrogenation (PDH) installation at the existing Borealis production site in Kallo, Belgium. Jacobs was recently awarded a contract to complete a front end engineering design (Feed) study for this contemplated world-class PDH plant, which has a targeted annual production capacity of 740 kilotons.

Borealis has selected Jacobs as a partner for this feasibility study which will assess a series of capacity increases through the debottlenecking of existing PP assets in Belgium, the Austrian-based producer announced in a statement.

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