Lummus Technology has announced that Butadiene has selected its iC4 CATOFIN®, CATADIENE®, CDMtbe® technologies and BASF's butadiene extraction technology for a new petrochemical facility.
This will be applied at the new petrochem plant in Atyrau, Kazakhstan.
The scope of this award includes the technology license and basic engineering for four process units.
Once complete, the units will upgrade a mixed butanes feed to produce 85,000 tpy of isobutylene, 120 000 tpy of butadiene, and 40 000 tpy of methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE). These products will feed Butadiene LLP's new synthetic rubber production facility and supply the local Kazakhstan transportation fuels market.
In addition to the licensed technologies, Butadiene will have access to Lummus' portfolio of lifecycle services during the implementation and operation stages of this project, such as advanced operator training simulators, extended technical support and digitalisation services.
"We are grateful to be selected and provide multiple technologies and solutions to support Butadiene LLP's growth and expansion," said Leon de Bruyn, president and CEO of Lummus Technology.
"Lummus' integrated solutions can help grow the economic position of our customer as they execute this important project for Kazakhstan its downstream industry."
"We look forward to partnering with Lummus on this project to upgrade mixed butanes to valuable petrochemicals," said Diaz Diyanov, general director of Butadiene LLP.
"Butadiene LLP will further develop Kazakhstan's petrochemical industry using Lummus' processes that have the lowest carbon footprint available in the marketplace today."