PKN ORLEN (PKN) has granted KBR Inc. technology license contracts for its Solvent Deasphalting (SDA) and Residue Fluid Catalytic Cracking (RFCC) technologies as part of PKN’s bottom-of-the-barrel project for its Plock Refinery in Poland.
KBR will provide technology licensing and basic engineering design for the SDA and RFCC units of PKN ORLEN. The SDA unit will be based on KBR’s supercritical solvent recovery ROSE® technology and will help PKN Orlen achieve its operating objectives, producing cleaner upgraded feedstock for the new RFCC unit. The combination of both proprietary technologies would allow PKN orlen to upgrade crude residue and naphtha streams to petrochemical feedstocks and clean transportation fuels.
KBR’s ROSE technology delivers 50% energy saving over conventional solvent deasphalting technologies and MAXOFIN technology helps refiners maximise feedstock flexibility to produce higher value petrochemical products. KBR’s licensed process technology is found in more than half of the world’s FCC units and a majority of residue upgrading units.