Contract let for Cambodian hydrocracker

Cambodian Petrochemical Co. Ltd., through a contractor, has let a licensing and engineering services contract to KBR for a hydrocracker at a 5-million tonne/year (tpy) refinery planned in Cambodia.

Tinajin Petrochemical Engineering Design Co. Ltd. is engineering, procurement, and construction contractor for the 1.2 million tpy unit, which will use Veba Combi Cracking technology.

KBR said China Perfect Machinery Industry Corp. Ltd., Shanghai, will build the refinery in the Kampong Som Petrochemical Industrial Zone.

The refinery will be Cambodia’s first since destruction in 1972 of a 10,000-b/d facility built in 1969. Cambodian National Petroleum Authority is a project sponsor, along with Cambodian HKT Special Economic Zone Co. Ltd. and Hong Kong Diamond Industry Co. Ltd. Start-up is scheduled for 2015.

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