Poland: Clean Fuels KBR Secures Technology Contracts for PKN’s Plock Refinery

Editor: Ahlam Rais

PKN Orlen has selected KBR’s Rose and Maxofin technology for its Solvent Deasphalting and Residue Fluid Catalytic Cracking units respectively which is a part of its Bottom-of-the-Barrel project at the Plock Refinery in Poland.

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The combination of both proprietary technologies would allow PKN Orlen to upgrade crude residue and naphtha streams to petrochemical feedstocks and clean transportation fuels to address market demands.
The combination of both proprietary technologies would allow PKN Orlen to upgrade crude residue and naphtha streams to petrochemical feedstocks and clean transportation fuels to address market demands.
(Source: KBR)

Houston/USA – KBR has recently announced that it has been awarded technology licensing contracts by PKN Orlen (PKN) for KBR’s Solvent Deasphalting (SDA) and Residue Fluid Catalytic Cracking (RFCC) technologies as part of PKN’s Bottom-of-the-Barrel project for its Plock Refinery in Poland.

Under the terms of the contracts, KBR will provide technology licensing and basic engineering design for the SDA and RFCC units. Following a PKN Orlen final investment decision, the SDA unit will be based on KBR’s supercritical solvent recovery Rose technology and will help PKN Orlen achieve its operating objectives, producing cleaner upgraded feedstock for the new RFCC unit.

Our Rose technology delivers 50 % energy saving over conventional solvent deasphalting technologies and the Maxofin technology helps refiners maximize feedstock flexibility to produce higher value petrochemical products.

Doug Kelly, KBR President, Technology

For the RFCC unit, KBR will provide its Maxofin technology, which uses conventional FCC operating conditions, KBR’s proprietary catalyst additives and state-of-the-art equipment will help PKN Orlen maximize propylene production from traditional FCC feedstocks and naphtha streams.

The combination of both proprietary technologies would allow PKN Orlen to upgrade crude residue and naphtha streams to petrochemical feedstocks and clean transportation fuels to address market demands.

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