McDermott awarded polypropylene technology contract

Source: press release, 13 May 2019

Lummus Technology’s petrochemical technology portfolio – one of the industry’s most diversified – includes building block processes for a wide range of products derived from olefins and aromatics
Lummus Technology’s petrochemical technology portfolio – one of the industry’s most diversified – includes building block processes for a wide range of products derived from olefins and aromatics (photo: McDermott)

McDermott International, Inc. has announced that it has been awarded a sizeable technology contract by Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited (CPCL), a group company of IndianOil, for the license, basic engineering design and proprietary catalyst supply for a 475 KTA (kilo tonnes per annum) polypropylene plant in Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu, India. The plant will use Lummus’ proprietary Novolen® reactors and proprietary NHP® catalyst and will have the capability to produce a full range of polypropylene products for the Indian and regional markets.

“This license award is our fourth recent polypropylene technology award in India, and places Novolen technology number one for licensed polypropylene capacity in India, with a total capacity of 3,100 kilo tons per annum,” says Leon de Bruyn, Senior Vice President of McDermott’s Lummus Technology business. “The unique compactness of the Novolen reactor technology and resulting efficiencies in capital investment and operating costs allow our clients to be more competitive in the global polypropylene markets.”

McDermott’s Lummus Technology is a global licensor of proprietary petrochemicals, refining, gasification and gas processing technologies, and a supplier of proprietary catalysts and related engineering. With a heritage spanning more than 100 years, encompassing approximately 3,100 patents and patent applications, Lummus Technology provides one of the industry’s most diversified technology portfolios to the hydrocarbon processing sector.

This award was reflected in McDermott’s first quarter 2019 backlog.

Note: McDermott defines a sizeable contract as between USD 1 million and USD 50 million.