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PDH Kallo Project kicks off in Milan

Milan, 18-22 March - Following the announcement of last 7 March, this week Tecnimont hosts the Kick Off Meetings of the new PDH Kallo Project awarded by Borealis.
The new propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant, including the requisite Utilities and Interconnections, will have a targeted production capacity of 750,000 metric tonnes per year, making it one of the largest and most efficient in the world.

Tecnimont is responsible for all Engineering, Procurement, Construction Management (EPCM) and Commissioning services of the Project.
The new PDH plant is being built on an existing Borealis site in Kallo, Belgium, which was originally selected on the basis of its excellent logistical position and experience in propylene production. The project will be able to capitalize on synergistic effects with the existing PDH unit. The new plant will employ Honeywell UOP’s Oleflex™ technology, a widely used, reliable and sustainable choice for on-purpose propylene production. The new plant is scheduled to Start Up in mid-2022.
PDH is a vital process step in the production of propylene from propane. Propylene is one of the most important building blocks for the entire chemical industry, and is the raw material used to produce polypropylene (PP). 

PP is in turn one of the most widely used plastics. It forms the base of countless industrial applications used in numerous sectors, from automotive to textiles, food packaging, healthcare, energy and many others.

Today, Borealis Top Executives Mr. Philippe Roodhooft and Mr. Thomas Abel visited Tecnimont headquarters, met the Project Task Force team and Tecnimont management.