Sidi Kerir Petrochemicals Co. (SIDPEC) has chosen Honeywell UOP's C3 Oleflex™ technology to produce 500 000 tpy of on-purpose propylene at its refinery in Amerya, near Alexandria, Egypt.
Honeywell will provide the process design package, proprietary and non-proprietary equipment, on-site operator training, technical services for startup and continuing operation, and catalysts and adsorbents for the project.
When completed, the SIDPEC unit will be the first Oleflex unit operating in Egypt.
"This plant will allow SIDPEC to expand its portfolio and take advantage of domestically produced propane to make products such as polypropylene," said John Gugel, President of Honeywell UOP. "The Oleflex technology converts propane into high-quality propylene, which is rising in demand, particularly in growing economies."
According to IHS Markit, annual demand for polypropylene in Africa was 1.9 million t in 2016. But due to rapid population growth and urbanization, this demand is expected to rise by an additional 1 million t in the next decade. Egypt is the top consumer of polypropylene in Africa, consuming about 4.4 kg per capita, and demand there is projected to grow by more than 5% annually through 2022.
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