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 PRPP JV is developing an integrated 300,000-b/d refinery and petrochemical complex at Tuban that, once in operation, will produce more than 1 million tonnes/year of ethylene and 1.3 million tpy of aromatic hydrocarbons (OGJ Online, Nov. 29, 2017).
According to the latest update on PRPP’s website, the Tuban integrated refining and petrochemical complex specifically will produce 1.2 million tpy of polypropylene (PP) products, 1.3 million tpy of paraxylene, and 650 of polyethylene. The complex is scheduled to be completed before 2025, PRPP said.
This latest contract follows PRPP’s previous award to W. R. Grace & Co. to provide licensing and technology of software for the Tuban complex’s PP plant, according to a Nov. 9, 2020, release from Grace.
As part of that contract, Grace will deliver licensing of its proprietary all-gas-phase UNIPOL PP process technology and provide its CONSISTA catalyst for PRPP’s PP plant, which will include two 580,000-tpy lines for a total PP production of 1.116 million tpy.
Alongside licensing of UNIPOL PP technology, Grace also will license its UNIPOL PP UNIPPAC Process Control (UUPC) software for the project, the suite of which will enable PRPP to produce a broad range of PP homopolymers, random copolymers, and impact copolymers from a single catalyst, the service provider said.