Lummus Technology says that its Novolen business has been awarded a contract by Lukoil NNOS for a petrochemical facility in Kstovo, Russia. Lummus’ scope includes the technology license for a 500 kilotonnes/year polypropylene unit as well as basic design engineering, training and services, and catalyst supply.
This is the first polypropylene license awarded since Lummus became an independent company and the largest Novolen polypropylene unit licensed in Russia to date. The contract follows other recent technology awards for Lukoil
“This award demonstrates how major operators such as Lukoil have tremendous confidence in our best in class polypropylene technology,” said Leon de Bruyn, President/CEO of Lummus Technology. “We are grateful to Lukoil for expanding our longstanding relationship with this new contract, especially as we continue to expand in Russia, a critical market where Lummus has had a strong presence for decades.”
The award increases the total amount of licensed volume for Novolen technology worldwide to more than 17 million tonnes/year.
Lummus Novolen Technology GmbH licenses polypropylene technology and provides related engineering and technical support/advisory services. Novolen also supplies NHP catalysts for the production of high performance polypropylene grades and Novocene metallocene catalyst for the production of special polypropylene grades.