Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Co. (KIPIC) has awarded McDermott International, Inc. a technology contract tied to a major project in Al Zour, Kuwait, McDermott reported Monday.
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 McDermott’s 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, KIPIC’s 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.
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