KBR, Inc. has been selected by Shell to utilise KBR's ROSE® solvent deasphalting technology for use at its Pernis refinery in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
The ROSE® unit is expected to remove heavier fractions from crude oil, allowing the refinery to upgrade a larger proportion of its oil intake into lighter, high-grade products and significantly enhance Pernis' refinery performance and competitiveness. Construction work is planned to start next year, subject to permit approvals, with completion expected by 2018.
The ROSE® technology will split residue from a mix of crude oils into deasphalted oil (DAO) and asphaltene. 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.
"We are pleased that KBR's world leading ROSE® technology was selected by Shell for its largest integrated refinery complex in Europe," said John Derbyshire, President, Technology & Consulting. "We understand the importance of this project to Shell and are confident that the project will enable Shell to achieve its business objectives."
KBR has licensed over 55 ROSE® units globally, with a combined capacity of nearly 1.3 million bpd.
Adapted from press release by Rosalie Starling
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