Advanced Refining Technologies
(ART) signed an agreement with Chevron Lummus Global (CLG)
regarding hydrocracking and lubes hydroprocessing catalysts,
the companies confirmed on Friday.
Under this agreement, ART will have the exclusive right to sell
CLG's hydrocracking and lubes hydroprocessing catalysts to
CLG's licensees and other petroleum refiners for unit
The agreement will streamline hydroprocessing catalyst supply
and improve technical service for refining customers by establishing
ART as the single point of contact for all their
hydroprocessing catalyst needs, according to the companies.
ART is a joint venture between subsidiaries of WR Grace and
Chevron, while CLG is a joint venture between a subsidiary of
Chevron and CB&Is Lummus Technology group.
"We are pleased to add hydrocracking and lubes
hydroprocessing catalysts to our current product portfolio,"
said Scott Purnell, managing director of ART.
"CLG's ISOCRACKING, ISOTREATING,
ISODEWAXING, and ISOFINISHING catalysts are
proven products that will help our refining customers improve quality
and yield," he added. "With this new agreement, all of our
customers hydroprocessing catalyst needs can be provided
through a single point of contact."
Under the deal, ART will be the global provider for
hydrocracking and lubes hydroprocessing catalysts, while CLG
will continue to focus on its world-class technology development, licensing,
design, and revamp of hydrocracking, lubricant base oil, resid
hydrotreating, and resid hydrocracking plants globally.
Both ART and CLG customers will continue to have access to the
depth of Chevron technical service and hydroprocessing
operating expertise, the companies said.
"We continually invest to provide our licensees with
world-class process technology, catalysts and support
services," said Leon de Bruyn, managing director of
"This agreement represents a unique combination of ART's
well-established portfolio of hydrotreating catalysts,
extensive sales network and manufacturing expertise, together
with our hydrocracking and lubes hydroprocessing catalyst
technologies, and engineering and technical know-how. It will
allow our customers to receive broader service and more
advanced catalyst materials, and will improve the
competitiveness and profitability of their