CB&I bags SK gas’ propane dehydrogenation unit contract in Korea
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CB&I bags SK gas’ propane dehydrogenation unit contract in Korea

7:33 AM, 14th March 2013
CB&I bags SK gas’ propane dehydrogenation unit contract in Korea

THE WOODLANDS, US: CB&I has been awarded a contract by SK gas, South Korea’s largest importer and distributor of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), for the license and engineering design of a grassroots propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit to be built in Ulsan, Korea. Startup is expected in 2016.

The unit will use the CATOFIN dehydrogenation process from Lummus Technology to produce 600,000 metric tonne per year of propylene. “We are pleased to be able to provide this cost-effective and reliable route to on-purpose propylene to meet SK gas’ plans to expand their product portfolio. This PDH unit will be the largest in Korea,” said Daniel McCarthy, President, Technology operating group, CB&I.

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