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US firm Lummus Novolen gets 1st PP contract in Nigeria

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May '21
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US-based Lummus Technology has announced that its Novolen business has been awarded a polypropylene (PP) contract by BUA Refinery, a subsidiary of BUA Group, at their grassroots refinery in Nigeria. Lummus' scope includes the technology license for a 285 KTA polypropylene unit as well as basic design engineering, training and services, and catalyst supply.

This unit is the eighth Novolen PP unit awarded in the last 12 months for a total production capacity of 4,445 KTA, the company said in a press release.

"We look forward to working with BUA Refinery on this critical project and supporting the first Novolen polypropylene unit in Nigeria," said Leon de Bruyn, Lummus Technology's president and chief executive officer. "Our world-class Novolen technology is well suited to meet Nigeria's increasing demand for the growing petrochemical products market. It offers a flexible range of industry-leading products for all PP applications, and the industry's lowest overall capital and operational costs, while providing customers with high process reliability and flexibility in responding to market needs."

"We are pleased to sign this polypropylene contract for our BUA Refinery and Petrochemicals Project with Lummus Technology, a world leader in delivering polypropylene solutions, which will solve the increasing demand for high-performance grade polypropylene in Nigeria, the Gulf of Guinea as well as the Sub-Saharan Africa Region," said Abdul Samad Rabiu, chairman of BUA Group. "We are confident in the capacity and technical expertise of Lummus Technology to deliver a best-in-class, 285 KTA PP unit for our refinery project scheduled to come on stream in 2024."

Lummus Novolen Technology licenses polypropylene technology and provides related engineering and technical support/advisory services.

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