CB&I has been awarded a contract by Shandong Chengtai
Chemical Industry for the license and engineering design of a
grassroots iso-butane dehydrogenation unit to be built in
Changyi, Shandong Province, China.
The unit will use the CATOFIN dehydrogenation technology
offered from CB&I and Clariant's tailor-made
CATOFIN catalyst to process iso-butane feed for the
production of 114,000 tpy of isobutylene.
"The CATOFIN technology
has been selected for
s in the last five years,"
said Daniel McCarthy, president of CB&I's technology
operating group. "This
award is further testament to the success of the CATOFIN
technology and catalyst in allowing customers to process
s at ideal conditions for
the highest yields."
Isobutylene will be used as a building block to produce MTBE
and other downstream products.
CATOFIN is a registered trademark of Clariant.
"CATOFIN technology is a reliable and well proven technology.
The first commercial propane dehydrogenation unit in China
was based on CATOFIN technology
and has been in
successful operation since October 2013," said Stefan Heuser,
senior vice president and head of the catalysts business unit