CB&I Gets Go-ahead for Kazakhstan Petchem Project

Kazakhstan Petrochemical Industries Inc. (KPI) has given CB&I full notice to proceed for the project management services for a propane dehydrogenation unit (PDH) and a polypropylene plant in the western Atyrau region of Kazakhstan, CB&I reported Monday.

“We look forward to working with KPI through the provision of project management services on the different phases of this project and building on our engineering experience in Kazakhstan,” Duncan Wigney, CB&I’s Engineering and Construction executive vice president, said in a written statement. “This project is an excellent example of CB&I’s integrated capabilities and the comprehensive solutions we offer to our customers in the region.”

CB&I stated the PDH unit will use its proprietary “CATOFIN” propane dehydrogenation technology and that the polypropylene plant will use its “Novolen” advanced gas-phase polypropylene technology. According to KPI’s website, the Atyrau integrated gas chemical complex will use natural gas from the Tengiz and Kashagan oil fields as the feedstock for petrochemical products for domestic and export markets. The complex represents the first component of a plan to develop a “petrochemical cluster” in western Kazakhstan, KPI noted.


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