Thai refinery lets contract for cat cracking unit

By OGJ editors

Thailand’s IRPC PLC let contracts to Shaw Group Inc. to provide process design and technology license to add a 30,000-b/d deep catalytic cracking unit at IRPC’s 215,000-b/d refinery in Rayong. No contract value or timetable was divulged.

The upgrade project will “maximize production of polymer-grade propylene and recovery of polymer-grade ethylene for feedstock for petrochemical derivative units at the same site,” Shaw Group said.

It also said the company would function as the “superlicensor” for four additional supporting technologies provided by Axens.

Shaw Group is the exclusive licensed provider of DCC technology outside of China and together with the technology’s developer, China’s Sinopec Research Institute of Petroleum Processing, has licensed a total of 16 DCC units.

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