PetroLogistics lets contract for proposed USGC PDH unit

PetroLogistics ll LLC has let a contract to McDermott International to perform front-end engineering design services for a recently proposed 500,000-tonne/year propane dehydrogenation unit to be built at the US Gulf Coast.

PetroLogistics ll LLC, a portfolio company of Quantum Energy Partners, Houston, has let a contract to McDermott International Inc. to perform front-end engineering design services for a recently proposed 500,000-tonne/year propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit to be built at the US Gulf Coast.

Valued at $1-50 million, McDermott has reflected the FEED contract award in its second-quarter 2019 backlog, the service provider said.

McDermott revealed no further details regarding the contract, including a timeframe for when FEED services would be completed.

This latest contract follows PetroLogistics II’s previous award to Dow Chemical Co. to provide technology licensing for the new PDH unit, which will be equipped with Dow’s proprietary fluidized catalytic dehydrogenation technology that uses a novel reactor design based on fluidized catalytic cracking for on-purpose propylene production (OGJ Online, July 15, 2019).

PetroLogistics II has yet to decide between two alternative USGC sites under evaluation for the project’s precise location.

Neither a budget nor timeline for projected commissioning of the PDH unit has been disclosed.

Contact Robert Brelsford at rbrelsford@endeavorb2b.com.

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