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McDermott awarded petrochemicals contract in Kuwait

April 24/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) - Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Co. (KIPIC) has awarded McDermott International, Inc. a technology contract tied to a major project in Al Zour, Kuwait, McDermott said.

KIPIC, a Kuwait Petroleum Corp. (KPC) subsidiary, has selected McDermott to provide the basic engineering, technology license and catalyst for an integrated low pressure recovery (LPR) and olefins conversion technology (OCT) unit at its Petrochemical Refinery Integration Project (PRIZe) in Al Zour, according to a written statement McDermott emailed to Rigzone. The contract recipient added that the completed unit will produce 330,000 metric tons per annum of polymer grade propylene using refinery by-product streams.

This award marks the 50th OCT unit that Lummus Technology has licensed, and we are honored to celebrate this milestone with KIPIC, stated Leon de Bruyn, senior vice president of McDermotts Lummus Technology business. This is a significant achievement that highlights the trust that our customers have in our industry-leading technologies."

The grassroots Al Zour Refinery will boast 615,000 barrels per day of capacity and will be designed to process heavy crudes, KIPICs project website states. McDermott noted that the PRIZe project will add a gasoline block, aromatics block, OCT unit, polypropylene units, associated utility and offsites facilities to the KIPIC site, which will include world-scale petrochemicals and gasoline manufacturing as well as liquefied natural gas import facilities.

McDermott's Lummus Technology is a leading licensor of proprietary petrochemicals, refining, gasification and gas processing technologies, and a supplier of proprietary catalysts and related engineering. With a heritage spanning more than 100 years, encompassing approximately 3,100 patents and patent applications, Lummus Technology provides one of the industry's most diversified technology portfolios to the hydrocarbon processing sector.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:petroleum products, Crude oil, petrochemistry.
Category:General News
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