CB&I on Friday was awarded a contract by Enterprise
Products for the license and basic engineering of the
companys planned propane dehydrogenation unit on
the Texas Gulf coast.
The unit will use the CATOFIN propane
dehydrogenation process from Lummus Technology that employs
Süd-Chemies latest CATOFIN catalyst.
The project will produce 1.65 billion
lb/year (approximately 750,000 tpy) of polymer-grade propylene
This project is an example of the rebirth
of the US petrochemical industry due to the
abundance of propane feedstock attributed to the growth
in natural gas liquids as a result of shale gas
production, said Philip K. Asherman, CEO of CB&I.
We are pleased to be able to provide this
cost-effective and reliable route to on-purpose propylene to
meet the current worldwide shortage.