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KBR supplies ethylene technology to Caltex Corp.

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KBR Inc. has been awarded a contract to supply its Selective Cracking Optimum Recovery (SCORETM) ethylene technology to GS Caltex Corp. for a grassroots mixed feed cracker (MFC) as part of its project in Yeosu, South Korea.

Under the terms of the contract, KBR will provide its technology license and basic engineering design services for a 700 000 tpy ethylene mixed feed cracker to be built by GS Caltex. The new plant will use naphtha, liquefied petroleum gas and refinery off-gases as its main feedstocks. It will be constructed in Yeosu where GS Caltex's 790 000 bpd refinery is located. The project will use KBR's highly selective SC-1 furnaces for the highest yield and flexibility.

KBR has been a leader in olefin plant design, construction and technology development for more than 50 years. Since 1990 over 20 new ethylene plants with a combined capacity of 13 million tpy have been brought on-stream using KBR's cracking technologies and flexible plant designs to produce ethylene, propylene and other byproducts from a variety of feedstocks.

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