Honeywell has announced that Canada Kuwait Petrochemical Corp. (CKPC) has chosen Honeywell UOP's C3 OleflexTM technology to produce 550 000 tpy of polymer-grade propylene at CKPC's proposed facility in Sturgeon County near Edmonton, Alberta. CKPC is a joint venture of Pembina Pipeline Corporation of Canada and Petrochemical Industries Company K.S.C. of Kuwait.
Honeywell also will provide the process design package, proprietary and non-proprietary equipment, on-site operator training, technical services for start-up and continuing operation, and key catalysts and adsorbents for the project. Including this project, Honeywell UOP's Oleflex technology has been selected for 41 out of 51 propane and isobutane dehydrogenation projects globally since 2011.
"Historically, propylene has been produced as a byproduct of making ethylene from petroleum, but with the influx of lighter feedstocks, the amount of propylene from these manufacturing processes is dramatically reduced," said John Gugel, vice president and general manager of Honeywell UOP's Process Technology and Equipment business. "Honeywell UOP's Oleflex process addresses the growing propylene supply gap by producing on-purpose propylene from propane, which is in abundant supply."
CKPC's proposed new facility is slated to consume 22 000 bpd of propane from Pembina Pipeline Corporation's Redwater fractionation complex and other regional facilities, and to produce more than 1.2 billion lbs/y of polypropylene for customers throughout North American and the world.
CKPC is in the front-end engineering design (FEED) phase of developing a world-scale integrated propane dehydrogenation and polypropylene upgrading facility. The project being developed by CKPC remains subject to a positive final investment decision from each partner of the joint venture, as well as regulatory and environmental approvals.
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