UOP’s technology selected propylene isobutylene plant in China

UOP’s technology selected for propylene and isobutylene plant in China

7:47 AM, 26th April 2012
UOP’s technology selected for propylene and isobutylene plant in China

DES PLAINES, US: UOP LLC’s, a Honeywell company, C3 and C4 Oleflex processes have been selected by China’s Shandong Chambroad Petrochemicals to produce key petrochemicals. The plant will be the first in China, and only the second in the world, to combine both processes, which are used to produce propylene and isobutylene, respectively. The new units, expected to start up in 2014, will produce 133,000 metric tonne of propylene and 87,000 metric tonne of isobutylene annually at its facility in Binzhou City, China.

Honeywell’s UOP will provide the engineering design, technology licensing, catalysts, adsorbents, equipment, staff training and technical service for the project. “As the demand for petrochemicals grows, especially in China, producers are looking for opportunities to integrate processes to maximize product yields and reduce production costs,” said Pete Piotrowski, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Process Technology and Equipment, UOP.

“China’s propylene consumption accounts for more than 15 per cent of worldwide demand and is expected to grow by 5 to 6 per cent per year. This is the first plant in the region to integrate our C­3 and C4 Oleflex technology in a single unit and this project will help meet demand more efficiently, while improving the facility’s return on investment. This is a milestone for the region’s petrochemical production and we look forward to working with Chambroad on this project,” added Piotrowski.

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