Zhejiang Satellite commissions second C3 Oleflex unit
Zhejiang Satellite Petrochemical Co. has commissioned a second Honeywell UOP proprietary C3 Oleflex unit as part of the second phase of its propylene dehydrogenation plant in Pinghu City, Zhejiang Province, China.
Zhejiang Satellite Petrochemical Co. Ltd. has commissioned a second Honeywell UOP LLC proprietary C3 Oleflex unit as part of the second phase of its propylene dehydrogenation (PDH) plant in Pinghu City, Zhejiang Province, China.
Intended to help meet China’s growing demand for propylene, the new plant is using UOP’s C3 Oleflex process technology to produce 450,000 tonnes/year of polymer-grade propylene for an unidentified new petrochemicals complex in the country, the service provider said.
In addition to technology licensing and basic engineering design for the project, Honeywell UOP provided services, equipment, catalysts, and adsorbents for the new plant.
Under construction since 2016, Zhejiang Satellite’s Phase 2 PDH plant—alongside propylene—also was to be equipped to produce 300,000 tpy of polypropylene (OGJ Online, Sept. 29, 2017).
Phase 1 of the PDH plant began producing 450,000 tpy of propylene from propane in late 2014, also using C3 Oleflex process technology.
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