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October 17, 2012
Lummus Technology awarded PP contract in China
CB&I's (The Woodlands, Tex.; www.cbi.com) Lummus Technology has been awarded a contract by Huating Coal Group Co., Ltd. for the license, basic engineering and related services for a polypropylene plant at Huating Industrial Development Area Gansu in China.
The plant will use the Novolen advanced gas-phase polymerization technology for the production of the full scope of polypropylene homopolymers, random copolymers and impact copolymers. The plant will be part of an integrated 600,000 metric ton per year (m.t./yr) coal-to-methanol project, which started production at the end of 2010. The 200,000-m.t./yr polypropylene plant is expected to start up in 2014.