DuPont Clean Technologies has signed a contract with Honeywell UOP to provide sulphur-reducing technology for the Petrochemical Refinery Integration Al-Zour (PRIZe) project in Kuwait.
Construction of the 615,000 bbl/d refinery facility is currently underway, and it will be the largest greenfield refinery ever built. Kuwait is aiming to become a major player in the ultra-low sulphur fuel market and to reduce sulphur emissions from vehicles and power plants. It also plans to increase domestic refining capacity from 0.94m bbl/d to 1.42m bbl/d.
DuPont’s 9,100 bbl/d STRATCO alkylation unit and 70 t/d MECS Advanced sulfuric acid regeneration (SAR) unit will be provided for the Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (KIPIC) facility.
Startup of the PRIZe project is expected in 2022.
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