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Ascend chooses UOP technology for Chocolate Bayou PDH plant

10:22 AM MDT | June 10, 2013

UOP, a Honeywell subsidiary, says that Ascend Performance Materials (Houston) has selected the C3 Oleflex process technology for a $1.2-billion propane dehydrogenation (PDH) facility at the Chocolate Bayou complex at Alvin, TX. Ascend expects to begin construction in January 2014 and to bring the plant online in the fourth quarter of 2015. UOP says the plant will be the world’s largest on-purpose propylene facility, with a production capacity greater than 1 million m.t./year. The company will also supply engineering design, catalysts, adsorbents, and selected...

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