Honeywell's UOP wins 2nd PDH contract from China’s Fujian Meide

19 March 2013 17:22  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Honeywell has won another contract from Fujian Meide Petrochemical to provide its propane dehydrogenation (PDH) process for a second 660,000 tonne/year propylene project at Fuzhou City in China’s Fujian province, it said on Tuesday.

The new unit is expected to start up in 2015.

Honeywell spokeswoman Krystal Hughes told ICIS the new project would have the same capacity and location as Fujian Meide’s earlier project, announced in 2011, for which Honeywell's UOP petrochemicals division also provided its Oleflex PDH process.

The latest deal is Honeywell’s 12th Oleflex project since the beginning of 2011.

In addition to technology licensing, Honeywell UOP will provide engineering design, catalysts, adsorbents, equipment, staff training and technical service for the project, the company said.

"UOP's Oleflex technology has been used extensively in China due to the region's accelerated propylene demand," according to a statement by Pete Piotrowski, senior vice president and general manager of Honeywell's UOP Process Technology and Equipment business unit.

“We are pleased UOP's technology is at the forefront of helping meet demand for this vital resource, and we look forward to working with Fujian Meide on another project," Piotrowski added.

China's propylene consumption accounts for more than 15% of worldwide demand, and it is growing at about 5-6%/year according to recent market projections Honeywell cited. 

Financial details were not disclosed.

Fujian Meide Petrochemical is a subsidiary of China Packing Group Co, which is headquartered at Fuzhou City.

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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