Canada Kuwait Petrochemical Corporation (CKPC) is a joint venture between Pembina Pipeline Corporation (Pembina) and Kuwait’s Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC). CKPC is proposing to construct a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant, a polypropylene (PP) plant, a cogeneration unit and a rail yard (the Complex).
Propane feedstock for the Complex would be supplied via pipeline from regional propane production plants. The Complex will consume on average 23,000 barrels per day of propane to produce 550,000 tonnes of PP per year. Finished PP would then be loaded into rail cars for distribution to North American and global markets. Electricity would be provided through an on-site cogeneration unit where the majority of the fuel gas required would be generated internally.
Polypropylene is one of the world’s most commonly used building blocks in the manufacturing industry and is fully recyclable. PP is lightweight, heat and impact resistant, transparent and not reactive. These attributes make PP an ideal foundation for products found in daily life including automobile parts, food storage containers, medical devices, bank notes, among many other uses.