Lummus and BASF technology selected for butadiene plant in Kazakhstan

Lummus and BASF technology selected for butadiene plant in KazakhstanLummus Technology, a global provider of process technologies and value-driven energy solutions, says that Butadiene LLP has selected its iC4 Catofin, Catadiene, CDMtbe technologies as well as German firm BASF’s butadiene extraction technology for units at Butadiene’s new petrochemical plant in Atyrau, Kazakhstan.

The scope of this award includes the technology license and basic engineering for four process units. Once complete, the units will upgrade a mixed butanes feed to produce 85,000 tonnes/year of isobutylene, 120,000 tonnes/year of butadiene, and 40,000 tonnes/year of methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE). These products will feed Butadiene LLP’s new synthetic rubber production facility and supply the local Kazakhstan transportation fuels market.

Leon de Bruyn, President/CEO of Lummus Technology, said, “Lummus’s integrated solutions can help grow the economic position of our customer as they execute this important project for Kazakhstan its downstream industry.”

Diaz Diyanov, General Director of Butadiene LLP, added, “Butadiene LLP will further develop Kazakhstan’s petrochemical industry using Lummus’ processes that have the lowest carbon footprint available in the marketplace today.”

In addition to the licensed technologies, Butadiene LLP will have access to Lummus’ portfolio of lifecycle services during the implementation and operation stages of this project, such as advanced operator training simulators, extended technical support and digitalization services.

Lummus is the exclusive supplier for the on-purpose butadiene Catadiene technology, and both technologies utilise Swiss chemical firm Clariant’s catalyst.