US Enterprise, Braskem reach propylene deal, involves PDH unit

14 August 2012 17:13  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US-based Enterprise Products plans to supply propylene to Braskem through several contracts, one of which involves the firm's new propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit, the Brazil-based producer said on Tuesday.

The contracts are in excess of 15 years, Braskem said.

Under the arrangement, Enterprise will supply about 65% of the propylene needed by Braskem's three polypropylene (PP) plants on the US Gulf coast in Texas.

Braskem acquired the Freeport and Seadrift plants from Dow Chemical and the La Porte plant from Sunoco.

Enterprise, meanwhile, plans to build a 750,000 tonne/year on-purpose propylene plant in Texas.

Operations should start in 2015.

Enterprise's PDH plant will also supply propylene to Eastman Chemical.

Enterprise already produces the monomer through its propylene splitters.

By: Al Greenwood
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