By ICN GroupPetro Chemical, May 23, 2020

Clariant catalysts selected for APC petrochemical plant

Clariant’s CATOFIN catalysts were selected due to the performance and reliability of APC’s existing propylene plant in Saudi Arabia.

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 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 840 000 tpy of propylene. Since 2017, CATOFIN technology has won 21 new PDH awards globally, representing more than 15 million t of propylene.
 
Stefan Heuser, Senior Vice President & 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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