MOSCOW (MRC) -- Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, has announced that it was awarded a contract by Jinneng Science & Technology Company, to design the world’s largest singletrain propane dehydrogenation unit in collaboration with CB&I, as per Hydrocarbonprocessing.
The plant will be located in Qingdao, Shandong Province, China and have the capacity to produce 900,000 metric tons per annum (MTA) of propylene when completed.
The project is based on CB&I’s advanced CATOFIN propane dehydrogenation technology combined with Clariant’s custom-made CATOFIN catalyst and Heat Generating Material. The partners have previously collaborated on numerous projects to design specialized propane dehydrogenation units both in China and around the world.
The CATOFIN process is a proven and highly reliable technology of producing olefins, such as propylene or isobutylene, from light paraffin feedstocks with high operational reliability and efficiency. Based on Clariant’s state-of-the-art catalysts, the technology allows maximum conversion of raw materials at optimum reactor pressure and temperature, resulting in high yields at lower operating costs.
Incorporated into the process, Clariant’s patented metal-oxide Heat Generating Material further increases the catalyst’s selectivity and yield, while conserving energy and reducing emissions. Jinneng Science & Technology Company, is a major industrial producer of fine chemical products and coal chemical products. As sustainability is a core component of their business strategy, the company integrates energy efficiency, environmental protection and innovative recycling practices into all production processes.
Mr. Qingping Qin, Founder and CEO of Jinneng Science & Technology Company commented, "We are proud to be building the world’s largest propane dehydrogenation unit using the proven and advanced CATOFIN technology. It will enable us to generate tremendous economic benefit and to realize our ambitious development strategy in the years to come." Stefan Heuser, Senior Vice President & General Manager Business Unit Catalysts at Clariant, also welcomed the news, stating, "Clariant is honored to be part of this historic project for Jinneng Science & Technology Company. We share their passion for sustainability, which is an integral part of our innovation chain. Our CATOFIN catalysts and Heat Generating Material are perfect examples of how we are constantly developing new and improved products and services to help our customer meet their needs."
As MRC informed before, in June 2016, Clariant inaugurated its new production plant for water-based pigment preparations in Mexico. The new plant located in Santa Clara doubles Clariant’s Mexico annual production capacity for water-based pigment preparations and enhances its ability to serve customers across North and Latin America.
Clariant AG is a Swiss chemical company and a world leader in the production of specialty chemicals for the textile, printing, mining and metallurgical industries. It is engaged in processing crude oil products in pigments, plastics and paints. Clariant India has local masterbatch production activities at Rania, Kalol and Nandesari (Gujarat) and Vashere (Maharashtra) sites in India.