FAR EAST: KBR wins contract from Lotte Chemical to supply catalytic olefins technology

Under the terms of the contract, KBR will supply its catalytic olefins technology and basic engineering design services to increase the plant's olefins production capacity and help diversify its feedstock. The location of the plant and value of the contract were not given.

Titan has 10 production facilities located on two integrated industrial sites in Pasir Gudang and Tanjung Langsat, in Johor, Malaysia. In Indonesia, Lotte has the "largest" manufacturing capacity of polyethylene. The company currently has a nameplate capacity of over 2.4-million t/y of olefins, polyolefins and other associated products.

Source: Weekly "PetroChemical News", Durham, NC, USA; 8 Dec 2014
(Syed Rashid Ali, Karachi, Pakistan)