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KBR technology used for ENAP refinery project

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KBR Inc. has been awarded a license and basic engineering design (LBED) contract by ENAP Refinerías SA (ENAP) to utilise KBR's ROSE® solvent deasphalting technology at its Bío Bío refinery in Concepcion, Chile.

Under the terms of the contract, KBR will provide technology LBED for ENAP's refinery upgrading project. KBR's ROSE solvent deasphalting technology will be used for their 30 000 BPSD plant.

The ROSE unit will split residue from a mix of crude oils into deasphalted oil (DAO) and asphaltene, allowing the refinery to upgrade a larger proportion of its oil intake into high-grade products. The new unit will not change the refinery's total processing capacity but will allow a different product mix and will give the refinery more flexibility to respond to market developments and reduce the environmental footprint of its products.

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