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MHI Compressor International Corporation (MCO-I), a manufacturer of API centrifugal compressors and steam turbines, has secured a contract to deliver compressor train equipment for Chevron Phillips Chemical’s new propylene unit at its Cedar Bayou plant in Baytown, Texas. The contract scope encompasses the supply of an API 612 steam turbine driving an API 617 heat pump compressor and all associated compressor train auxiliary equipment for Chevron Phillips Chemical’s 1 billion lbs./yr C3 splitter unit. The asset will convert a refinery grade mixture of propylene and propane into a high purity propylene product. MCO-I’s compressor train manufacturing, assembly, testing and packaging will be performed by its Hiroshima, Japan, and Pearland, Texas, facilities.
Michael McCurry, account executive, MCO-I, said, “MCO-I has a strong relationship with Chevron Phillips, having supplied many compressor trains to them over the past several years.”