PDH is an abbreviation of the English term meaning Propane DeHydrogenation. This is the name of the method of production of propylene from propane. This abbreviation is commonly used as the name of a plant for the production of propylene from propane (PDH system) as well as to determine the entire project "Construction of a plant for the production of propylene and terminal handling and storage and technical infrastructure" (project PDH).
The processing site (chemical plant) and the necessary infrastructure will be build within the Chemical Plant "Police" SA. Deliveries of propane and propylene off-take are expected to be carried out through the sea terminal. For this purpose, the transshipment sea terminal and storage infrastructure, located on the Police Channel, North of the existing Seaport Police, will be built. Both, PDH plant and transshipment sea terminal will be connected together via pipe racks and built on the land owned by Grupa Azoty.
Currently, it is anticipated that 400 people will be employed directly in the production plant. It is also expected, the number of external services provided to the Police Chemical Plant will increase.
Yes, thanks to Grupa Azoty’s income growth, the amount of tax to be paid to national and local budget will increase.
The PDH method is considered as waste-free technology. The unprocessed organic fractions contained in the raw material for the production of propylene will be used for the production of steam and hydrogen will be used for the production of chemicals by GA Zakłady Chemiczne “Police” SA. Construction waste will be used by companies providing maintenance services.
The entire installation will be supervised by the redundant control systems and security systems. Information about the parameters of the process will be available in real time to operators of installation and any deviation from the technological regime signaled. It is provided by appropriate safety procedures.
Construction processes will take place mainly on existing, separated industrial areas, far from inhabited areas. Nuisances to residents will be mainly related to the increased traffic of heavy vehicles on the roads, which will be a source of additional noise and air pollution emissions. Waste generated during construction will be fully managed. Nuisance will have a temporary nature, associated with the duration of the construction work.