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World’s largest catalytic dehydrogenation plant successfully started up

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Hydrocarbon Engineering,

McDermott International has announced the recent successful start-up of the world’s largest catalytic dehydrogenation plant, which is located at Hengli Petrochemical (Dalian) Refinery Co., Ltd.’s site in Liaoning Province, China, and uses McDermott’s Lummus CATOFIN® technology.

This single-train dehydrogenation unit uses a CATOFIN catalyst and heat generating material (HGM) from Lummus Technology’s catalyst partner, Clariant, to process 500 000 tpy of propane and 800 000 tpy of isobutene for the production of propylene and isobutylene. In addition to the technology license, McDermott also provided the process design package, training, and technical support for this plant.

“Lummus CATOFIN technology continues to be the dehydrogenation technology of choice, continually exceeding customer expectations for overall performance,” said Leon de Bruyn, Senior Vice President of McDermott’s Lummus Technology business. “This technology offers lower capital and operational costs for our customers, combined with unmatched reliability and optimisation.”

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