US CB&I wins South Korea propane dehydrogenation unit contract

13 March 2013 11:39  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--CB&I has been awarded a contract by South Korea’s SK gas for the licence and engineering design of a grassroots propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit to be built in Ulsan, South Korea, the US-based petrochemical engineering firm said on Wednesday.

SK gas is South Korea’s largest importer and distributor of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), CB&I said.

Start-up of the unit is expected in 2016. Financial details of the contract were not disclosed.

CB&I said the facility will use the CATOFIN dehydrogenation process – developed by its subsidiary Lummus Technology – to produce 600,000 tonnes/year of propylene.

Daniel McCarthy, president of CB&I’s Technology operating group, said: “This PDH unit will be the largest in Korea.”

By: Franco Capaldo
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