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Clariant catalysts selected for Europe’s largest propane dehydrogenation plant

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INEOS has awarded Clariant a long-term supply contract to supply CATOFIN catalysts and heat generating material (HGM) for a major propane dehydrogenation plant to be constructed in Europe.

Scheduled for completion in 2023, the facility is designed to produce 750 000 tpy of propylene, which will make it the largest propane dehydrogenation plant in Europe.

Clariant will collaborate with its process partner, McDermott, which has exclusive licensing rights to Lummus’ CATOFIN technology. Clariant is the sole developer and supplier of tailor-made catalysts and HGM for the CATOFIN process.

Rob Ingram, CEO INEOS Europe Group AG, said: “We are proud to be constructing the continent’s largest propane dehydrogenation unit. This major project represents our dedication to the European chemicals industry. CATOFIN technology and catalysts were selected based on their excellent resource efficiency and process reliability, which will enable us to realise our sustainable strategy in the coming decades.”

Stefan Heuser, Senior Vice President & General Manager Business Unit Catalysts at Clariant, added: “We are honored to be part of the INEOS chemicals company’s groundbreaking propane dehydrogenation plant, and pleased to collaborate with McDermott. CATOFIN technology, catalysts and HGM are the optimal solution for the increasing global demand for on-purpose propylene production. In this highly competitive market, they provide our customers with excellent financial and performance advantages compared to conventional methods.”

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