McDermott’s Lummus Technology will upgrade existing unit for production of higher value products utilizing Indmax FCC and CDEtbe technologies
– State-of-the-art Indmax FCC Technology, licensed by McDermott’s Lummus Technology and jointly developed with Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL), being implemented.
It has been awarded a sizeable technology contract by Naftna Industrija Srbije (NIS) for the modernization of its existing Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) unit to be implemented at their refinery in Pancevo, Serbia.
As part of this project, McDermott’s Lummus Technology will provide the license and basic engineering for the Indmax FCC technology and a grassroots unit for the production of bioethanol based Ethyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (ETBE). The state-of-the-art Indmax FCC technology, which was jointly developed by Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) and Lummus, will shift the yield of the existing FCC unit toward production of valuable olefins and higher-octane naphtha. Part of the olefins will be converted with bio-ethanol to ETBE using Lummus’ technology, which is used as a clean, octane-boosting gasoline-blending component.
We are extremely pleased that NIS has again selected Lummus Technology to upgrade their refinery,” said Leon de Bruyn, Senior Vice President of Lummus Technology. “This award represents the first license of the Indmax FCC technology in Europe, demonstrating the increasing interest in Indmax FCC globally. It also demonstrates our ability to supply integrated and optimized solutions to our clients from our broad portfolio of technologies. NIS will benefit from the added process flexibility and improved economics for many years to come.
Previously, NIS has also selected the hydrocracking technology from Lummus Technology’s joint venture, Chevron Lummus Global (CLG), as well as, more recently, Lummus Technology’s delayed coking technology.
McDermott’s Lummus Technology is a leading licensor of proprietary petrochemicals, refining, gasification and gas processing technologies, and a supplier of proprietary catalysts and related engineering. With a heritage spanning more than 100 years, encompassing approximately 3,400 patents and patent applications, Lummus Technology provides one of the industry’s most diversified technology portfolios to the hydrocarbon processing sector.
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