(NYSE: CBI) announced today that it has been awarded a contract by SK gas, South Korea’s largest importer and distributor of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), for the license and engineering design of a grassroots propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit to be built in Ulsan, Korea. Startup is expected in 2016.
The unit will use the CATOFIN® dehydrogenation process from Lummus Technology to produce 600,000 metric tonnes per year of propylene. “We are pleased to be able to provide this cost-effective and reliable route to on-purpose propylene to meet SK gas’ plans to expand their product portfolio,” said Daniel McCarthy, president of CB&I’s Technology operating group. “This PDH unit will be the largest in Korea.”
Propylene is a building block used to produce a variety of products including plastics and solvents.
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