PRL lets contract for Karachi refinery

Pakistan Refinery Ltd. (PRL) has let a contract to Honeywell’s UOP LLC, Des Plaines, Ill., for process technology and modular equipment at its 47,110-b/d refinery along the coastal belt of Karachi, Pakistan.

Under the contract, Honeywell will deliver a UOP Penex process technology unit in modular form to PRL, which the refinery will use to produce isomerate—a high-value gasoline blending component—and to convert currently exported volumes of naphtha into high-octane gasoline, according to Honeywell.

In addition to licensing and modular equipment, UOP will provide catalyst, adsorbent, engineering, technical support, and a drier regeneration control system for extended catalyst life for the Penex unit, which will process 5,000 b/d of light naphtha, Honeywell said.

The unit, which is intended to help PRL meet growing domestic demand for gasoline, is slated for commissioning by mid-2015, according to Honeywell.

A value of the contract was not disclosed.

Related Articles

Total lets contracts for Antwerp refinery

04/03/2014 Total SA, through its wholly owned subsidiary Total Olefins Antwerp, formerly Fina Antwerp Olefins (OGJ Online, Dec. 21, 2011), has let two contrac...

UK union calls on government to save Welsh refinery

04/03/2014 Unite, Britain’s biggest union, has called on the UK government to support Welsh industry and ensure secure gasoline supplies by helping to save Mu...

Suncor wraps maintenance at Colorado refinery

04/02/2014

Suncor Energy Inc., Calgary, has completed planned maintenance at its 98,000-b/d Commerce City refinery near Denver.

AFPM: Petrochemical industry needs skilled workers

04/02/2014 The current boom in shale resource development has sparked an urgent need in the petrochemical industry for technically skilled workers to build, o...

Careers at TOTAL

Careers at TOTAL - Videos

More than 600 job openings are now online, watch videos and learn more!

 

Click Here to Watch

Other Oil & Gas Industry Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>
Stay Connected