Johnson Matthey Davy Technologies and The Dow Chemical Company have announced that PetroChina Guangdong Petrochemical Company, a subsidiary of PetroChina Company Limited (PetroChina), China’s largest oil and gas producer and distributor, has selected LP OxoSM Technology to produce 2-ethylhexanol, normal butanol and iso butyraldehyde in its major petrochemical complex in Jieyang, Guangdong, China.
The new LP OxoSM unit, with a capacity of 85,000 metric tons of 2-ethylhexanol, 235,000 metric tons of normal butanol and 33,000 metric tons of iso-butyraldehyde on a yearly basis, will adopt JM Davy and Dow’s LP OxoSM SELECTORSM 10 Technology with advanced liquid phase hydrogenation which features a high conversion of propylene to alcohols, low capital investment and easy operation.
PetroChina enjoys a long history of cooperation with JM Davy & Dow and their predecessors in the field of oxo alcohols licensing, whose first technology licensing project can be traced back to Petrochina Daqing project which started up in Heilongjiang province in 1986. At that time, JM Davy, in collaboration with Dow, licensed PetroChina Daqing Petrochemical Company a ~90kta Butanol and 2EH plant, which was later retrofitted and expanded. In addition to the Daqing projects, JM Davy & Dow’s LP OxoSM Technology has been licensed to Petrochina projects in Jilin and Chengdu.