Siemens to provide core compressor train for world's largest propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit
Erlangen, Germany, 2011-Aug-29
Siemens Energy has received an order from China for the supply of two gas-turbine-driven axial-flow compressors trains for the first propane dehydrogenation (PDH) project in China. Purchaser is Tianjin Bohai Chemical Industry Group Co., a company specialized in areas of the chemicals sector such as caustic soda, and the organic chemicals, inorganic chemicals, refined chemicals, rubber and plastic processing, and biochemicals industries. Siemens will supply two sets of axial- flow compressors with the largest flow rate in the world driven by SGT-700 gas turbines. The plant in Bohua with a 60mt/year polymer grade is the world's largest PDH plant to date, utilizing the Catofin dehydrogenation process developed by the U.S. company Lummus Technology.