BUA Awards Polypropylene Contract to Lummus Technology


By Ikenna Omeje

BUA Refinery, a subsidiary of BUA Group, has awarded polypropylene contract to Lummus Technology, to deliver 285 KTA PP unit at its proposed grassroots refinery.

Under the contract agreement, Lummus’ scope includes the technology license for a 285 KTA polypropylene unit as well as basic design engineering, training and services, and catalyst supply.

Commenting on the contract in a statement, Chairman of BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu said, “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.

 “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.”

On his part, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lummus Technology, Leon de Bruyn, said, “We look forward to working with BUA Refinery on this critical project and supporting the first Novolen polypropylene unit in Nigeria.

“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.”

According to the statement, Lummus Technology is  a Master Licensor of petrochemical, refining, gasification, gas processing and renewable technologies, and a supplier of catalysts, proprietary equipment and related services to customers worldwide. It also provides related engineering and technical support/advisory services.

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