Takreer to Build Propane Dehydrogenation Unit in UAE

Abu Dhabi Oil Refining (Takreer) is building a new propane dehydrogenation unit in the UAE.

The unit will use UOP's C3 Oleflex technology to convert propane to propylene.

It is expected to produce 500,000t of propylene annually.

UOP process technology and equipment business unit senior vice-president and general manager Pete Piotrowski said the unit is the world’s first propane dehydrogenation unit to be implemented within a refinery.

The project is expected to start up by the end of 2013.