Kuwait Refinery selects DuPont Clean Technologies
Clean Technologies ( DuPont) signed contracts with Honeywell UOP to provide STRATCO alkylation and MECS Advanced sulfuric
® ® acid regeneration (SAR) technologies for the Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (KIPIC). The 9,100 bpsd alkylation unit and 70 mtpd Advanced SAR unit were secured for the Petrochemical Refinery Integration Al-Zour (PRIZe) project in Al-Zour, Kuwait.
The STRATCO Alkylation Technology combines
® propylene, butylenes, and/or amylenes, either individually or as a mixture, with isobutane in the presence of a strong sulfuric acid catalyst to produce high-octane, branched chained hydrocarbons for use in motor fuel and aviation gasoline.
PRIZe is the largest greenfield refinery ever built and is currently under construction in southern Kuwait. This 615,000 bpsd mega refinery is part of Kuwait’s strategy to reduce sulfur emissions from vehicles and power plants. Startup is targeted for the second quarter of 2022.
The MECS Advanced SAR technology is a reli
® able, dry gas technology that produces the desired 99.2 wt percent sulfuric acid strength for optimum alkylation unit performance.