Canada’s first propane dehydrogenation facility in works

February 1, 2013 By    

Fluor Corp. was awarded a contract to provide preliminary engineering services to Williams for a proposed propane dehydrogenation (PDH) project near Redwater, Alberta, Canada. Fluor booked the contract in the fourth quarter of 2012 for an undisclosed value.

Peter Oosterveer, president of Fluor’s Energy and Chemicals Group, says the PDH facility would become the first of its kind in Canada.

The proposed PDH facility would primarily use the propane recovered at Williams’ existing fractionation facility in Redwater, Alberta, and convert it into polymer-grade propylene, a petrochemical feedstock used in plastics manufacturing.

Fluor’s offices in Calgary, Alberta, and Greenville, S.C., will handle the design services along with support from the company’s office in New Delhi, India.

Kevin Yanik

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Kevin Yanik is the senior editor of LP Gas Magazine. Contact him at or 216-706-3724.

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