CB&I has been awarded a contract by the Hebei Haiwei Group for the license and basic engineering design of a grassroots propane dehydrogenation unit to be located at Jingxian in Chinas Hebei province.
The unit will use the CATOFIN propane dehydrogenation process from Lummus Technology, which employs Süd-Chemies latest CATOFIN catalyst to produce 500,000 tpy of propylene.
The unit is expected to start up in 2015, the companies said on Tuesday. Financial details were not disclosed.
Propylene is a building block used to produce a variety of products including polypropylene, a plastic used for household goods.