Hebei Haiwei to license CB&I propylene technology for new China plant

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 China’s Hebei province.

The unit will use the CATOFIN propane dehydrogenation process from Lummus Technology, which employs Süd-Chemie’s 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.

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