Polypropylene contract awarded to McDermott in India

McDermott International recently won a 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 Tons 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 leading 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,” said Leon de Bruyn, Senior Vice President of McDermott’s Lummus Technology business.

McDermott’s Lummus Technology is a leading licensor of proprietary petrochemicals, refining, gasification and gas processing technologies, and a supplier of proprietary catalysts and related engineering. Lummus Technology provides one of the industry’s most diversified technology portfolios to the hydrocarbon processing sector.