McDermott wins Amiral Complex feed crackers contract from Saudi Aramco, Total

refinery 3613522 1920McDermott International has been awarded a multimillion-dollar contract by Saudi Aramco and Total Raffinage Chimie (Total) to provide licenses, basic engineering package, extended basic engineering, training, technical services and supply of proprietary equipment for Amrial Complex in Saudi Arabia

In a statement, the contractor said that once complete the complex could become one of the largest mixed feed crackers in the world.

As part of the contract, McDermott's Lummus Technology will provide licensing and engineering services for its olefins technology, low-pressure recovery (refinery off-gas recovery and treating), pygas hydrotreating, CDMtbe Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) (production technology using catalytic distillation), CDIB(back cracking of MTBE to produce high purity isobutylene and methanol)and the BASF NMP (N-methylpyrrolidone-based butadiene extraction process). In addition, Lummus will provide its proprietary Short Residence Time (SRT) heaters.

"Lummus has a reputation for innovation and reliability in the market and this award strengthens our industry-leading ethylene position by taking on the role of master licensor for multiple licensed units," said Leon de Bruyn, senior vice president, Technology. "The award is also a testament of our long-standing relationship with Aramco and Total and our commitment to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia."

Linh Austin, senior vice president, Middle East and North Africa, added that the award further demonstrates McDermott's ability to support the Kingdom's stated objective of increasing petrochemical production.

"This award sets the foundation for Saudi Aramco and Total to deliver a world-scale integrated refinery and petrochemicals complex," Austin said.

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