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Advanced Polypropylene Company and CB&I Announce Successful Start-Up of Polypropylene Complex

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 11/5/2008, Location: Middle East

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Advanced Polypropylene Company and Lummus Technology, a CB&I company, today announced the successful commissioning of a polypropylene complex in Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia. The plant, which has a capacity of 455,000 metric tons per annum is currently operating above the nameplate capacity. CB&I served as the PMC contractor on this fast-track project, which was completed in 32 months from EPC award to mechanical completion.

The new plant is utilizing the patented CATOFIN® dehydrogenation technology that employs Süd-Chemie's latest CATOFIN catalyst to efficiently convert propane to propylene and the Novolen® advanced gas-phase polypropylene technology, licensed by Lummus Novolen Technology. The Novolen unit at APPC has been designed for the production of both standard and specialty applications to enable APPC to serve both local and export markets.



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