Oxea constructs Propanol 2

Oxea, a leading manufacturer of Oxo chemicals, has started the construction of a new world-scale propanol unit at Bay City, Texas, USA. The new unit “Propanol 2â€? is scheduled to come on stream in 2018. Once commissioned, it will add a capacity of 100,000 MT/year of propanol and 40,000 MT/year of propionaldehyde.

Propanol is used to manufacture products mainly ending up in printing inks, coatings, adhesives, and pharmaceuticals applications. Propionaldehyde finds uses in pharmaceutical applications and the production of food preservatives, plasticizers, plastics, and rubber chemicals.

Oxea has awarded the construction management contract for the Propanol 2 project to Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc., one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of full-spectrum technical, professional and construction services for the industry. Jacobs’ services include delivering pre-construction planning and construction management services.

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