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ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions awarded planning contract for PDH plant in Texas  

By Gerald Ondrey |

ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions AG (Essen, Germany; www.thyssenkrupp-industrial-solutions.com) is making its Steam Active Reforming (STAR) process available to Formosa Plastics Corp. (FPC) for a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant in Texas. The PDH plant is to be built at the petrochemical complex in Point Comfort. The contract awarded to ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions includes licensing, basic engineering, detail engineering for the key equipment, delivery of the catalyst (tradenamed STAR catalyst) and technical support during the entire project execution. Hans-Theo Kühr, CEO of the Process Technologies business unit at ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions says, “Having already acquired several major fertilizer plant contracts for as a result of the shale gas boom in the U.S., we are confident we can now profit from forthcoming investments in propane dehydrogenation plants. This contract is an important step. With our engineering expertise and technological capabilities, we help our customers make their production processes more efficient so as to gain an edge in their markets.” Developed by Uhde (Dortmund, Germany), the promising STAR process for dehydrogenation of light hydrocarbons has a broad range of applications.…
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