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Williams to Construct PHD Plant - Analyst Blog
3/19/2013 7:44:00 PM
North American energy firm Williams Companies Inc. ( WMB ) announced that it is planning to spend up to C$900 million to construct a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant in Alberta, Canada. The new facility is expected to boost Williams' Canadian production of polymer-grade propylene.
Propylene is an important petrochemical raw material used for
manufacturing plastic. The upcoming PDH plant - touted as
Canada's first - will be capable of producing up to roughly 1.1
billion pounds of polymer-grade propylene per year initially that
can be doubled at a later stage. The facility is scheduled to
start operation from the second quarter of 2016, subject to
The high-grade propylene will then be carried to the U.S. Gulf
Coast for selling to the petrochemical producers. Williams
expects the new PDH plant to manufacture one of the cheapest
propylene feedstocks in entire North America.
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