China’s Tianjin Bohai runs PDH plant at 50% after restart

19 June 2014 08:59 Source:ICIS News

SINGAPORE(ICIS)--China’s Tianjin Bohai Chemical Industry Group has been operating its 600,000 tonne/year propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant in Tianjin at 50% following its restart on 14 June, a company source said on Thursday.

“The PDH plant has achieved on-spec production today,” the source added.

The company previously shut down the PDH plant on 3 June to change a catalyst, according to the source.

Most of the output from the PDH unit will be delivered to the company's downstream units, the source said. They include a 170,000 tonne/year n-butyl alcohol plant, 80,000 tonne/year iso-butyl alcohol plant, 250,000 tonne/year 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH) plant and 150,000 tonne/year propylene oxide (PO) plant.

The PDH plant started operations in September 2013 and was the first of its kind in China.

By Doris He