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CB&I subsidiary awarded Kazakhstani contract

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

CB&I announced on April 13 that its subsidiary, Lummus Technology, has been awarded a contract from Kazakhstan Petrochemical Industries Inc. LLP (KPI) for the license and basic engineering of a propane dehydrogenation unit and a polypropylene plant.

The two units, each with a design capacity of 500 000 tpy, are planned as part of KPI's gas processing complex to be built in the western Atyrau region of the country.

The propane dehydrogenation unit will make use of the CATOFIN® technology for conversion of propane to propylene. The polypropylene plant will use the Novolen® advanced gas-phase polypropylene technology, which will enable KPI to produce a broad range of polypropylene products to meet the needs of both local and export markets.

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