Published On: Fri, May 22nd, 2020

McDermott wins technology contract from APC for Jubail PDH plant

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McDermott International has won a (PDH) technology contract from , a fully-owned subsidiary of Advanced Petrochemical (APC) for a new petrochemical complex in in Saudi Arabia.

As per the contract, McDermott’s Lummus Technology will give the license and basic engineering package of a C3 CATOFIN unit to the new grassroots petrochemical complex. The new petrochemical unit will have a production capacity of 843,000 metric tons of propylene per annum.

– Senior Vice President of Lummus Technology said: “The CATOFIN technology that Lummus licenses worldwide, alongside our partner Clariant, provides a highly reliable, lower-cost route to propylene, with a lower carbon footprint. APC’s decision to proceed with CATOFIN technology for their second unit is a testament to the successful operation of their PDH unit and consistent performance as a top quartile PDH complex.”

McDermott wins technology contract from APC for Jubail PDH plant

McDermott wins technology contract from APC for Jubail PDH plant. Photo courtesy of edar from Pixabay.

According to McDermott, for maximizing the yield of propylene, the CATOFIN process operates at optimized reactor pressure and temperature.

The company said that the Jubail propylene plant will use Clariant’s latest generation CATOFIN catalyst system, which includes the company’s metal-oxide Heat Generating Material (HGM) to deliver maximized selectivity at high conversion rates and also long-run lengths.

McDermott said that the contract is valued in the $1 million and $50 million range.

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