KOREA (SOUTH): SK Gas starting construction at Ulsan propane dehydrogenation unit

The unit, based on the Catofin dehydrogenation process from Lummus Technology, will produce 600,000 t/y of propylene. Production is scheduled to begin in 2016.

CB&I last year was awarded the contract for licensing and engineering design of the PDH unit and at that time said the PDH unit will be the largest in Korea.

Source: Weekly "PetroChemical News", Durham, NC, USA; 19 May 2014
(Syed Rashid Ali, Karachi, Pakistan)