Contract let for Chinese isobutane unit

Shandong Chengtai Chemical Industry Co. Ltd. has let a contract to CB&I for the license and engineering design of a grassroots isobutane dehydrogenation unit to be built in Changyi, Shandong Province, China.

Under the contract, CB&I will equip the unit with Clariant International Ltd.’s CATOFIN dehydrogenation technology and CATOFIN catalyst to process isobutane feed for the production of 114,000 tonnes/year of isobutylene, the company said.

Isobutylene will be used as a building block to produce methyl tertiary butyl ether and other downstream products, according to CB&I.

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