Pertamina-Rosneft JV lets contract for Tuban complex

Jan. 4, 2021

PT Pertamina Rosneft Pengolahan dan Petrokimia (PRPP), a joint venture of PJSC Rosneft (45%) and Indonesian state-owned PT Pertamina (55%), has let a contract to Lummus Technology LLC and Chevron Lummus Global (CLG)—a Chevron USA Inc.-Lummus Technology JV—to license process technologies for PRPP’s grassroots integrated oil refinery and petrochemical complex in Tuban, East Java, Indonesia (OGJ Online, Oct. 29, 2019).

As part of its contract, Lummus Technology will provide licensing and basic engineering for the following proprietary technologies:

  • Ethylene technology, including pyrolysis gasoline hydrogenation, C4 total hydrogenation, and BASF SELOP selective hydrogenation technology.
  • Ethylbenzene-styrene technology.
  • CDMtbe methyl tertiary butyl ether production technology technology.

CLG’s scope of delivery for the project includes licensing and basic engineering for its residue desulfurization technology to help optimize PRPP’s production quality, yields, and run-lengths at the complex, as well as reduce the operator’s capital investment operating costs at the site.

The agreements also cover additional deliveries at later stages of the project, when Lummus Technology will supply its proprietary Short Residence Time (SRT) pyrolysis cracking heaters to help the complex’s ethylene cracker achieve maximum yields. CLG will also later provide its proprietary ISOMIX-e reactor internals at the complex, Lummus Technology said.

Established in 2016, the JV is developing an integrated 300,000-b/d refinery and petrochemical complex at Tuban expected to produce more than 1 million tonnes/year of ethylene and 1.3 million tpy of aromatic hydrocarbons.

According to PRPP’s website, the complex specifically will produce 1.2 million tpy of polypropylene products, 1.3 million tpy of paraxylene, and 650 of polyethylene. The complex is scheduled to be completed before 2025.