KBR has landed a deal to design and construct an ethylene
furnace for INEOS at its olefins complex in Alvin, Texas.
Upon commissioning, the furnace will provide the highest
achievable ethylene yields in the industry, the company
The executed agreements with INEOS include provision of a technology license, engineering,
procurement, supply of equipment and materials, and construction of the furnace,
according to KBR.
furnace design will add 465 million lb/year of furnace
production capacity to the INEOS Chocolate Bayou olefins
complex in Alvin, Texas.
This furnace will use KBRs high-performance Selective
Cracking and Optimum Recovery (SCORETM) ethylene technology and process NGL feedstocks, according to company
The furnace will also include KBRs latest generation
Ultra Low NOx burner technology and a Selective Catalytic
Reduction (SCR) bed to reduce emissions of nitrous oxides.
The new agreements with INEOS build on the valuable
partnership between KBR downstream and technology to provide fully
integrated EPC solutions to our olefins customers," said Roy
Oelking, group president of KBR Hydrocarbons.
KBR completed a distinctive compliance project at INEOS olefins plant
No. 1 at Chocolate Bayou, increasing ethylene production at the
complex to its present capacity and further allowing it to
reduce NOx emissions as part of an overall plan
to meet regulatory compliance standards.
"We are pleased to have selected KBR as the provider of the
sixth SCORETM furnace for our Chocolate Bayou olefins
complex," said Dennis Seith, CEO of INEOS Olefins &
Financial terms were not disclosed.