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Ascend plans $1.2-billion PDH plant at Chocolate Bayou
March 4, 2013 | —Francinia Protti-Alvarez and Clay Boswell
Ascend Performance Materials (Houston) is proceeding with plans to build a $1.2-billion propane dehydrogenation (PDH) facility at its Chocolate Bayou complex at Alvin, TX. The PDH unit will use propane to produce polymer-grade and chemical-grade propylene, Ascend says. Construction of the PDH plant, which will support Ascend’s integrated nylon operations, is scheduled to begin in January 2014. Start-up will commence in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to a permit filed by Ascend with US EPA earlier this month. The plant will be built on land owned by...
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