PetroChina Fushun Petrochemical Company has selected Dow's UNIPOL Polypropylene Process Technology for its new 300 KTA polypropylene facility, and Aker Kvaerner will provide the extended process design package and technical advisory services.
The plant will be built in Fushun, Liaoning Province, and is scheduled for completion in 2010. The world-scale facility is the fourth polypropylene plant in China over the past 24 months to use UNIPOL Polypropylene Technology from Dow Technology Licensing, a business group of The Dow Chemical Company.
"I am pleased that PetroChina Fushun has chosen UNIPOL Polypropylene Technology," said Dr. Molly Peifang Zhang, business vice president, Dow Technology Licensing. "With this new license and the other three UNIPOL Polypropylene licenses in China within the past two years, Dow Technology Licensing has become a major player in polypropylene technology in China. Our customer-focused strategy and technological advantage will ensure the long-term success of our customers."
This is the third polypropylene project in China that Aker Kvaerner has been awarded within the last year.
Including the PetroChina Fushun project, UNIPOL Polypropylene Technology will be used globally to produce more than 10 million metric tons of polypropylene per year, which will be more than 16 percent of total global capacity.