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EPC contractor for one of the biggest PDH plants in the world


Amec Foster Wheeler was selected as the EPC contractor for this world-scale facility which, upon completion, will be one of the biggest propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plants in the world, with a production capacity of 750,000 tonnes per day of polymer-grade propylene.
 
Switching US cracker feedstocks to cheaper domestically produced ethane means that the US ethylene industry is now one of the lowest cost producers of ethylene in the world. However this feedstock change has also resulted in a decrease in the associated production of propylene.

Enterprise’s PDH unit will utilise growing supplies of domestically produced propane to provide another source of polymer-grade propylene to meet this shortfall.
Location:Mont Belvieu, Texas, US
Client:Enterprise Products Operating, LLC.
Scope:EPC
Date:2013 - 2016