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Nigeria’s BUA Refinery awards polypropylene contract to Lummus

By Mary Page Bailey |

Lummus Technology (Houston) announced that its Novolen business has been awarded a polypropylene (PP) contract by BUA Refinery, a subsidiary of Nigeria’s BUA Group, at their grassroots refinery in Nigeria. Lummus’ scope includes the technology license for a polypropylene unit designed to produce 285,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr). as well as basic design engineering, training and services, and catalyst supply.

“We look forward to working with BUA Refinery on this critical project and supporting the first Novolen polypropylene unit in Nigeria,” said Leon de Bruyn, Lummus Technology’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our world-class Novolen technology is well suited to meet Nigeria’s increasing demand for the growing petrochemical products market. It offers a flexible range of industry-leading products for all PP applications, and the industry’s lowest overall capital and operational costs, while providing customers with high process reliability and flexibility in responding to market needs.”

“We are pleased to sign this polypropylene contract for our BUA Refinery and Petrochemicals Project with Lummus Technology, a world leader in delivering polypropylene solutions, which will solve the increasing demand for high-performance grade polypropylene in Nigeria, the Gulf of Guinea as well as the Sub-Saharan Africa Region,” said Abdul Samad Rabiu, Chairman of BUA Group. “We are confident in the capacity and technical expertise of Lummus Technology to deliver a best-in-class, 285,000-ton PP unit for our refinery project scheduled to come on stream in 2024.”

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