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Intratec Solutions LLC, the unrivalled provider of techno-economic assessments for chemical and allied industries, is proud to announce the publication of Propylene via Propane Dehydrogenation.
In this report, the production of propylene through the dehydrogenation of propane is reviewed. Included in the analysis is an overview of the technology and economics of a method similar to the UOP Oleflex process, a technology selected by Dow Chemical to produce propylene at its production site in Texas. Both the capital investment and the operating costs are presented for plants constructed on the US Gulf Coast and in China.
The economic analysis presented in this report is based upon a plant fully integrated with a petrochemical complex and capable of producing 550 kta of polymer-grade propylene. The estimated CAPEX for such a plant on the US Gulf Coast is about USD 490 million. While China presented the lowest CAPEX, the USA presented the most advantageous operational margins, due to the rise of shale gas, which lowered propane prices. Although China still depends on imported propane from Middle East, being subjected to shortages of supply, the historical operational margins are high enough to explain the number of PDH planned projects in the country. The attractiveness of each area is proven by the calculated internal rate of return of more than 25% per year in both regions.
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