Honeywell's company UOP LLC has been selected by Zhejiang Julong Petrochemical Co. Ltd (ZJLPC) to supply core technology for a new unit to manufacture propylene at its facility in Pinghu City, Zhejiang Province, China. Honeywell's UOP will provide engineering design, technology licensing, catalysts, adsorbents, equipment, staff training and technical service for the project. The unit is expected to start up by 2013 and to produce 450,000 tpa of propylene. China's propylene consumption accounts for more than 15% of worldwide demand and is growing at about 5-6% pa. The new propane dehydrogenation unit at the facility will use UOP's C3 Oleflex™ technology to convert propane to propylene, a material used in the production of chemicals and materials such as films and packaging.Zhejiang Julong Petrochemical Co. Ltd. (ZJLPC), located in Pinghu City, Zhejiang province, is a fully owned subsidiary of Zhengjiang Changjiang Energy Development Co., Ltd. (CJNY). CJNY is headquartered in Wenzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China.
"This project is a significant milestone for UOP because it is the first propane dehydrogenation unit we have licensed in China," said Pete Piotrowski, senior vice president for UOP's process technology and equipment business unit.