Bechtel's ThruPlus(R) Technology to Be Used in Kazakhstan Refinery
Company Announces Delayed Coking License Agreement With JSC POCR
HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 11/15/12 -- Bechtel announced today
that it has signed a license agreement with JSC Pavlodar Oil
Chemistry Refinery (POCR) for a major modernization and process
design of a delayed coking unit (DCU) complex in Pavlodar,
Kazakhstan. The DCU complex will use Bechtel's ThruPlus(R) Coking
technology, a proprietary process for upgrading heavy oil into
high-value, light hydrocarbon liquids and petroleum coke.
"The ThruPlus Coking technology and our DCU expertise will improve
the safety and efficiency of the Pavlodar refinery coker. The upgrade
will debottleneck the production of high-quality liquid products, and
greatly reduce drum cycle times from current operation," said Scott
Johnson, vice president and general manager of Bechtel's Onshore Oil
and Gas/Downstream division. "We look forward to working with POCR to
achieve its goal of modernizing and expanding the refinery's
capabilities for heavy oil upgrading."
The ThruPlus Coking technology will significantly increase the
refinery's feed processing capabilities from 600,000 metric tons per
year to 925,000 metric tons per year. It will also make high quality
liquid products for transportation fuel use and petroleum coke
suitable for further processing and use in the aluminum industry.
The ThruPlus Coking technology is managed by Bechtel Hydrocarbon
Technology Solutions, Inc. (BHTS), a wholly owned subsidiary of
Bechtel that provides technology licensing and process consulting
services to the oil and gas industry. BHTS has licensed various
aspects of the ThruPlus technology for five projects since acquiring
it from ConocoPhillips in 2011.
Bechtel is a global leader in the oil and gas industry. The company's
delayed coking experience spans more than 50 years and includes
projects in North, Central, and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa,
and the Middle East.
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