News | October 9, 2014

CB&I Announces Polypropylene Technology Award In China

CB&I recently announced it has been awarded a contract by Shenhua Ningxia Coal Industry Group Co. Ltd. for the license and engineering design of a polypropylene unit to be built in Lingwu, Yinchuan City, Ningxia, People's Republic of China.

The unit will use CB&I's Novolen technology to produce 600,000 metric tons per annum (MTA) of polypropylene. There are already two units utilizing Novolen technology on site – each with cascade and parallel production lines. At the completion of this third unit, the capacity on site will be increased to 1.6 million MTA and the plant will be able to produce the full range of polypropylene grades.

"Once the third polypropylene unit at Shenhua Ningxia's site is running, it will be the largest polypropylene site in China," said Daniel McCarthy, President of CB&I's Technology operating group. "This site will also have the largest capacity of any of the Novolen technology licensees."

As previously announced, Shenhua Ningxia also awarded CB&I contracts for the license and engineering design of the Olefins Conversion Technology, Comonomer Production Technology, CDHydro® selective hydrogenation technology and CDIsis technology for this same complex.

Source: CB&I