McDermott secures Amiral mixed feed cracker deal in Saudi Arabia
Houston-based McDermott International has been awarded a major contract by Saudi Aramco and Total Raffinage Chimie (Total), it said in a statement yesterday.
The contract is to provide licenses, basic engineering package, extended basic engineering, training, technical services and supply of proprietary equipment for one of the world's largest mixed feed crackers in the Amiral Complex.
As part of the contract, McDermott's Lummus Technology will provide licensing and engineering services for its olefins technology, low pressure recovery (refinery off-gas recovery and treating), pygas hydrotreating, CDMtbe Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) (production technology using catalytic distillation), CDIB (back cracking of MTBE to produce high purity isobutylene and methanol), and the BASF NMP (N-methylpyrrolidone-based butadiene extraction process).
In addition, Lummus will provide its proprietary Short Residence Time (SRT) heaters, the statement added.
"This award strengthens our industry-leading ethylene position by taking on the role of master licensor for multiple licensed units," Leon de Bruyn, Senior Vice President, Technology, said.
"This award sets the foundation for Saudi Aramco and Total to deliver a world-scale integrated refinery and petrochemicals complex," Linh Austin, Senior Vice President, Middle East and North Africa, said.
The award will be reflected in McDermott's third quarter 2019 backlog.