Clariant’s CATOFIN catalysts selected by Advanced Petrochemical Company for another PDH plant in the Middle East

Clariant’s CATOFIN catalysts and McDermott’s Lummus Process technology chosen due to excellent performance at APC’s existing propylene plant

CATOFIN Technology is proven to greatly enhance productivity and overall profitability for PDH producers.
CATOFIN Technology is proven to greatly enhance productivity and overall profitability for PDH producers.

Clariant’s CATOFIN catalysts have been selected by Advanced Global Investment Co (AGIC), a joint venture between Advanced Petrochemical Company (APC) and SK Group, to build a PDH facility in the Middle East. Clariant’s CATOFIN catalysts were selected due to the excellent performance and reliability of APC’s existing propylene plant in Saudi Arabia.

The plant will operate using McDermott’s Lummus Technology process together with Clariant’s CATOFIN catalysts to deliver over 840 kilotonnes of propylene annually. Since 2017, CATOFIN technology has won 21 new PDH awards globally, representing more than 15 million metric tonnes of propylene.

Stefan Heuser, senior vice president and general manager at Clariant Catalysts, commented, “We are honoured to have gained our customers’ trust over the past several years, now leading to a third award. A facility of such dimensions requires not only technology with the highest performance, but also the most capable suppliers. We look forward to delivering maximum value to our customer together with Lummus Technology, our valued process and technology partner.

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CATOFIN technology is a highly reliable and productive method for light paraffin dehydrogenation. The process operates at thermodynamically advantaged reactor pressure and temperature to maximise conversion of propane to propylene, while reducing investment and operating costs. Thanks to its extraordinarily high reliability and productivity, CATOFIN delivers excellent production output annually compared to alternative technologies.

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