The plant will be built in Fushun in China’s Liaoning Province and is scheduled for completion in 2010. The world-scale facility is the fourth polypropylene plant in China over the past 24 months to use the Unipol process technology from Dow Technology Licensing, a business group of The Dow Chemical Company.

This is the third polypropylene project in China that Aker Kvaerner has been awarded within the last year. Including the PetroChina Fushun project, the Unipol technology will be used to produce more than 10 million metric tons of polypropylene per year, which will be more than 16% of the total global capacity, said Aker Kvaerner.

Johan Cnossen, president of Aker Kvaerner’s AK process unit, said: The award of a further polyolefins project in China recognizes Aker Kvaerner’s extensive project competence in Dow’s technology and our strategic commitment to both PetroChina and the People’s Republic of China.