HOUSTON (ICIS)--A joint venture in Canada has chosen US-based Honeywell UOP’s C3 Oleflex technology for its proposed propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit near Edmonton, Alberta province in Canada, Honeywell said on Tuesday.
Honeywell stated that the propylene capacity of the PDH unit will be approximately 550,000 tonnes/year. If built, the PDH unit would feed a proposed polypropylene (PP) plant, which would have a capacity of more than 1.2bn lb/year (544,000 tonnes/year).
Earlier this year, the companies said they should make a final investment decision (FID) on the project in late 2018.
The proposed project is being developed by the joint venture Canada Kuwait Petrochemical Corp (CKPC), which is made up of Canada’s Pembina Pipeline and Petrochemical Industries Co (PIC) of Kuwait.
CKPC’s proposed facility is expected to consume 22,000 bbl/day of propane from Pembina Pipeline's Redwater fractionation complex and other regional facilities, Honeywell said.
Above: CKPC will build a Honeywell UOP C3 Oleflex Unit similar to this one, pictured at Sanjin in China.