Solvent Deasphalting (SDA) KBR to Implement Solvent Deasphalting Technology in Saudi Arabia
KBR has been awarded a contract by Saudi Aramco Lubricating Oil Refining Co. (Luberef) to implement KBR’s proprietary Solvent Deasphalting (SDA) Technology for Luberef’s Yanbu Refinery Expansion Project in Saudi Arabia.
Houston, Texas — Under the contract, KBR will provide technology licensing and basic engineering services to revamp and almost double the capacity of Luberef’s existing Propane Deasphalting (PDA) Unit. The existing PDA unit, which is currently based on conventional SDA technology, will be converted to KBR’s ROSE technology. In addition to increasing production volumes, the PDA revamp will allow Luberef to increase the production of brightstock and by-products.