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Successful Start-up of World's Largest Catalytic Dehydrogenation Plant

| Editor: Ahlam Rais

The facility is located at Hengli Petrochemical (Dalian) Refinery Co’s site in Liaoning Province, China.
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The facility is located at Hengli Petrochemical (Dalian) Refinery Co’s site in Liaoning Province, China. (Source: Deposit Photos)

The mega facility is located in China and will make use of the Catofin catalyst and Heat Generating Material from Lummus Technology's catalyst partner, Clariant, to process 500 KTA of propane and 800 KTA of isobutene for the production of propylene and isobutylene.

Houston/USA – Mc Dermott International has recently announced the recent successful startup of the world's largest catalytic dehydrogenation plant. The facility is located at Hengli Petrochemical (Dalian) Refinery Co’s site in Liaoning Province, China, and uses Mc Dermott's Lummus Catofin technology.

This single-train dehydrogenation unit uses Catofin catalyst and Heat Generating Material (HGM) from Lummus Technology's catalyst partner, Clariant, to process 500 KTA of propane and 800 KTA of isobutene for the production of propylene and isobutylene. In addition to the technology license, Mc Dermott also provided the process design package, training, and technical support for this plant.

"Lummus Catofin technology continues to be the dehydrogenation technology of choice, continually exceeding customer expectations for overall performance," said Leon de Bruyn, Senior Vice President of Mc Dermott's Lummus Technology business. "This technology offers lower capital and operational costs for our customers, combined with unmatched reliability and optimisation."

Mc Dermott's Lummus Technology is a leading licensor of proprietary petrochemicals, refining, gasification and gas processing technologies, and a supplier of proprietary catalysts and related engineering. With a heritage spanning more than 100 years, encompassing approximately 3,100 patents and patent applications, Lummus Technology provides one of the industry's most diversified technology portfolios to the hydrocarbon processing sector.

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