KBR was selected by Total to utilize its
ROSE solvent de-asphalting technology for use at
Total's Antwerp refinery in Belgium, the companies
said on Tuesday.
The ROSE unit is expected to significantly enhance
the profitability of the refinery and is expected to come on
stream in early 2016, according to company officials.
The ROSE technology will split 48,000 bpd of
residue from a mix of crude oils into deasphalted oil (DAO) and
asphaltene. The DAO will be upgraded in a mild hydrocracking
unit and the asphaltene will be blended into fuel oil.
We are pleased that KBRs world-leading
ROSE technology was selected by Total for
this major project, said John Derbyshire,
president of KBR Technology.
We understand the importance of this project to Total and are confident
that the project will enable Total to achieve
its business objectives," he added.