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KBR completes ethylene revamp project

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KBR Inc. has announced the successful completion of the ethylene plant revamp project for Korea Petrochemical Ind. Co. Ltd (KPIC) in Ulsan, Korea.

Under the terms of the contract, KBR provided its proprietary Selective Cracking Optimum Recovery (SCORETM) technology license, basic engineering design and proprietary equipment supply services to expand KPIC's existing plant ethylene capacity from 486 kilo tonnes per year to 800 kilo tonnes per year. The revamp included the addition of two new highly selective SC-1 furnaces and targeted product recovery system modifications to provide high yield, energy and operational performance.

"KBR is honored that KPIC selected KBR's SCORE Ethylene Technology for this strategic revamp project," said John Derbyshire KBR President, Technology. "The close cooperation between our teams resulting in the successful completion of this project is testament to KPIC's One Project – One Team spirit."

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