GAIL (India) Ltd. will build a new ethylene dimerization unit at Pata, using Axens’ AlphaButol technology. The unit will have production capacity of 20,000 tonnes/year of high purity 1-butene.
The technology is designed to ensure a flexible and reliable source of high quality comonomer 1-butene for downstream polyolefins applications, said the Axens announcement.
GAIL operates a gas-based integrated petrochemical plant of 410,000 tpy polymer capacity that is further being expanded to a capacity of 900,000 tpy.
The company also owns 70% of the Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Ltd., which is setting up a 280,000 tpy polymer plant in Assam.
Further, GAIL is a copromoter with 17% equity stake in ONGC Petro-additions Ltd., which is implementing a greenfield petrochemical complex of 1.1 million tpy ethylene capacity at Dahej in the Gujarat state.