China’s Yantai Wanhua builds PDH plant, eyes start-up by end 2014

01 September 2011 08:14  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Yantai Wanhua Polyurethanes has started building a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant in Shandong and is expected to start up the unit at the end of 2014, company sources said on Thursday.

The unit will be able to produce around 600,000 tonnes/year of propylene and the producer will import propane to be used as feedstock for the plant, the sources said.

The company will supply some of the propylene output from the PDH unit to its new derivative facilities, which the producer is planning to start up, the sources added without elaborating further.

The new derivative facilities include units that produce propylene oxide (PO), acrylic acid (AA) and oxo-alcohols, the sources added.

In addition, the producer is expected to sell a portion of the propylene output from the PDH unit to the domestic market, the sources said.

Yantai Wanhua Polyurethanes operates a 200,000 tonne/year methyl di-p-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) plant at Yantai in Shandong and two 300,000 tonne/year MDI units at Ningbo in Zhejiang province.

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By: Lilian Hua

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