Lummus to supply heaters for Satorp’s ethylene project in Saudi Arabia

Lummus to supply heaters for Satorp’s ethylene project in Saudi Arabia

Lummus Technology, a global provider of process technologies, has announced a contract award from Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. to provide eight proprietary Short Residence Time (SRT) ethylene cracking heaters at Satorp’s Amiral petrochemical complex in Saudi Arabia. The mixed-feed cracker is planned to have capacity for 1.65 million tonnes/year of ethylene.

“Licensing multiple technologies and supplying the cracking heaters for the Amiral project underscores Lummus’ ability to integrate technology, proprietary equipment and lifecycle services during customers’ capital investment and operation cycles,” said Rutger Theunissen, Chief Business Officer of Services and Supplies, Lummus Technology. “Our heaters deliver high reliability, long run lengths and high on-stream factors. These factors — combined with Lummus’ best-in-class technologies — will enhance and optimise Satorp’s operations well into the future.”

The Amiral integrated refinery and petrochemical complex is operated by Satorp, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and TotalEnergies.

Satorp has licensed multiple Lummus technologies at this complex including its ethylene, refinery off-gas recovery and treating, pygas hydrotreating, methyl tertiary butyl ether, isobutylene, butene and butadiene extraction technologies.

For more than 75 years, the Lummus Heat Transfer business has supplied heat transfer equipment and systems to the process and power industries.

Specialising in heat transfer solutions and systems for critical process environments, Lummus has produced technology for fired heaters including the SRT pyrolysis furnace, and heat exchangers including the Helixchanger heat exchanger, Lablex and Polaris advanced breech-lock exchanger.