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KBR receives contract for PDH technology

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Hydrocarbon Engineering,

KBR has won the first commercial contract for its K-PROTM propane dehydrogenation (PDH) technology which the company introduced in January 2019. This will be utilised for a 600 000 tpy PDH plant by a client in Asia.

K-PRO employs KBR’s well-proven OrthoflowTM fluidised catalytic cracking (FCC) reactor technology. It also leverages KBR’s expertise in designing optimised olefins recovery systems, gained through decades of licensing KBR’s SCORETM steam cracking and K-COTTM catalytic olefins technologies.

At the heart of the K-PRO process is an innovative catalyst that contains no precious metals and no chromium.

“We are very excited that our K-PRO technology was selected for this project,” said Doug Kelly, KBR President, Technology Solutions. “Consistent with our corporate focus towards sustainability, K-PRO is a great example of KBR investing in process technologies that are innovative, cutting-edge, and also environmentally friendly.”

The planned PDH unit is expected to start up in 2023.

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