This will be Lummus Technology, and its catalysts partner, Clariant Catalyts’ another major contract award in India that will expand their global share of the PDH market.
This upcoming 500,000 metric tons per year PDH facility in Usar, Maharashtra, will be integrated with a downstream polypropylene (PP) unit.
The USD1.2-billion PDH-PP project is expected to start operations by 2024.
“Getting the first PDH award in India is very exciting, considering the anticipated growth of the petrochemicals market here. This award displays the innovative strength of the partnership between Lummus and Clariant,” said Leon de Bruyn, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lummus Technology.
"Lummus is grateful to GAIL for getting selected and is committed to providing best-in-class PDH technology that offers a reliable, optimized and low-carbon route to propylene."
“We are extremely proud of the ever-increasing global demand for CATOFIN – and we couldn’t have achieved this without our long-time partner, Lummus Technology,” said Stefan Heuser, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Clariant Catalysts.
"Thanks to our collaboration, we are able to offer GAIL (India) excellent performance and profitability by combining the best of PDH expertise with catalyst innovation."
As per MRC, American W.R. Grace & Co. will provide its polypropylene (PP) technology to UNIPOL for the new plant of the Indian company GAIL in Usar (Usar, Maharashtra, India). The 500 ktpa plant will be the largest propane dehydrogenation (PDH) and polypropylene (PP) plant in India to date, licensed by WR Grace using UNIPOL technology.
According to MRC's ScanPlast report, PP shipments to the Russian market were 989,570 tonnes in the first eight months of 2021, up by 30% year on year. Deliveries of homopolymer PP and block-copolymers of propylene (PP block copolymers) increased, whereas shipments of injection moulding PP random copolymers decreased significantly.
GAIL (India) Limited is an oil and gas company in India. The company owns 6,700 km of gas pipelines with a total throughput of 54 billion cubic meters. m per year, 7 LPG plants with a total capacity of 1.2 million tons per year, a gas chemical complex in the city of Pata (Uttar Pradesh state), 1,922 km of LPG gas pipelines. In addition, the company manufactures petrochemical products including ethylene and polyethylene.