KBR awarded license and catalyst contracts

09 October 2018

KBR, Inc. (KBR) has been awarded contracts for a technology license, basic engineering design services and proprietary catalyst supply by Lihuayi Lijin Refining & Chemical Co., Ltd. (Lihuayi), for a new olefins production unit in Dongying, China. The unit will use KBR's proprietary Catalytic Olefins Technology (K-COT™) and Selective Cracking Optimum Recovery (SCORE™) Technology.

Olefins production unit
Source: Wikimedia Commons

KBR K-COT™ is a commercially proven and flexible technology for converting low-value olefinic, paraffinic or mixed streams into high-value propylene and ethylene. In combination with KBR's state-of-the-art SCORE™ technology, it helps users to maximize feed and product flexibility, and thus enables Lihuayi to increase overall profitability as they further integrate their refinery towards petrochemicals.

Lihuayi has previously successfully implemented KBR's phenol technology at its site in Dongying.