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Clariant awarded second catalyst contract

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Clariant has announced a second contract win for its CATOFIN catalysts with Dongguan Grand Resource Technology (DGR) in Dongguan, China. The company based its decision on the successful start-up of its 600 000 tpy CATOFIN propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit in October 2019. Together, both PDH units will represent 1.2 million tpy of additional annual propylene capacity. Since 2017, CATOFIN Technology has now been selected for a majority of new PDH awards globally, representing 22 new PDH plants, or more than 15 million tpy of propylene.

Stefan Heuser, Senior Vice President and General Manager at Clariant Catalysts, stated, “We are honoured to have been selected by DGR for this second propylene project. Continuous catalyst innovation, together with ongoing advancements in Lummus Technology’s process, demonstrate why CATOFIN is one of the most productive and reliable solutions on the market.”

“We are very proud of the fast execution of our project,” commented Hanchu Li, General Manager of Dongguan Grand Resource Technology. “Mechanical completion for the first phase was achieved in just two and a half years, followed by a quick and smooth start up. The results speak for themselves, and we thank Clariant and Lummus for their expertise and support. We expect the same favourable results upon commissioning the second phase in 2022.”

Read the article online at: https://www.hydrocarbonengineering.com/petrochemicals/16072020/clariant-awarded-second-catalyst-contract/

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