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Kipic Awards Technology Contract to Mc Dermott

| Editor: Ahlam Rais

Once complete, the unit is expected to produce 330,000 metric tonnes per annum of polymer grade propylene by using refinery by-product streams.
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Once complete, the unit is expected to produce 330,000 metric tonnes per annum of polymer grade propylene by using refinery by-product streams. (Source: Deposit Photos)

The contract is for Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company’s (Kipic) Petrochemical Refinery Integration Project in Kuwait. The contract includes basic engineering, technology license, and catalyst for an integrated Low Pressure Recovery and Olefins Conversion Technology unit.

Houston/USA – Mc Dermott International and Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (Kipic), a subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC), have recently announced that Kipic has awarded Mc Dermott with a technology contract. The contract deals with basic engineering, technology license and catalyst for an integrated Low Pressure Recovery (LPR) and Olefins Conversion Technology (OCT) unit at Kipic's Petrochemical Refinery Integration Project in Al Zour, Kuwait. Once complete, this unit will produce 330,000 metric tonnes 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,” said Leon de Bruyn, Senior Vice President of Mc Dermott's Lummus Technology business. “This is a significant achievement that highlights the trust that our customers have in our industry-leading technologies.”

The Petrochemical Refinery Integration project will add a gasoline block, an aromatics block, OCT unit, polypropylene units, associated utility and offsite facilities to the existing refinery site. The new units will be closely integrated with the Zor Refinery and LNGI projects which will be operated as an integrated facility once complete.

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Mc Dermott'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.

This award will be reflected in Mc Dermott's first quarter 2019 backlog.

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