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DPT, Carbide Provide Butanol Technology to Saudi Plant

1:38 PM MDT | January 17, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Davy Process Technology (DPT) says it has been selected, jointly with Union Carbide—a Dow Chemical subsidiary—to provide technology for an n-butanol plant planned by Dammam 7 Petrochemical Ltd. (Dammam, Saudi Arabia) at Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia. The plant will have a capacity of 80,000 m.t./year, and is due to be completed in 2008. DPT and Carbide will supply LP Oxo Selector 30 technology for the plant. LP Oxo technology is a low-pressure hydroformylation process that uses propylene and synthesis gas to make n-butyraldehydes and isobutyraldehydes. The...

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