CB&I awarded design contract for first PDH plant in China

10 August 2010 11:04  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Global engineering firm CB&I has been awarded a contract by Tianjin Bohua Petrochemical Company for the license and engineering design of a grassroots propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit to be built in Tianjin, China, it said late on Monday.

Lummus Technology, a CB&I subsidiary, would use its Catofin dehydrogenation process to produce 600,000 metric tonnes/annum of propylene, it added.

The PDH plant would be the first of its kind in China as well as the largest operating PDH plant in the world upon its start-up in 2012, CB&I said.

Lummus’ Catofin dehydrogenation process uses propane to produce the propylene.


Several Catofin propane dehydrogenation units were in operation or in various stages of engineering and construction throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia, the group said.

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