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Williams proceeds with PDH facility, selects UOP technology

3:00 PM MDT | April 1, 2013 | —Lindsay Frost

Williams has announced it will begin construction on a previously announced propane dehydrogenation (PDH) facility near Edmonton, AB. The PDH facility will be the first in Canada and will produce about 1.1 billion lbs/year of polymer-grade propylene with the opportunity to eventually double capacity, the company says. Capital costs are expected to be up to C$900 million ($881 million). Pending approval, the unit is scheduled to go in service second-quarter 2016. “We expect the PDH facility to deliver a very attractive return on investment as well as provide a...

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