KIPIC to expand Al-Zour refinery with Honeywell UOP

| July 29, 2019

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Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (KIPIC), a new subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, has awarded reconfiguration of refining and petrochemicals sections of its Al-Zour refinery to Honeywell UOP, a leading licensor of process technology for the production of aromatics. The newly designed complex will increase the plant's output capacity. Honeywell UOP will revise the configuration and capacity of the refinery's fuel and petrochemicals production facilities. In addition, it will supply technology licenses, design services, key equipment, and state-of-the-art catalysts and adsorbents to produce clean-burning fuels, paraxylene, propylene and other petrochemicals. “When completed, this will be the largest integrated refinery and petrochemicals plant ever constructed in Kuwait,” said Bryan Glover, vice president and general manager, Petrochemicals & Refining Technologies at Honeywell UOP. “In addition to aromatics and propylene, the Euro-V fuels it will produce will be the cornerstone of Kuwait's clean fuels initiative.”

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