McDermott announces CLG technology contract

Source: press release, 3 April 2019

Lummus Technology’s petrochemical technology portfolio – one of the industry’s most diversified – includes building block processes for a wide range of products derived from olefins and aromatics
Lummus Technology’s petrochemical technology portfolio – one of the industry’s most diversified – includes building block processes for a wide range of products derived from olefins and aromatics (photo: McDermott)

McDermott International, Inc. has announced that Chevron Lummus Global (CLG), McDermott’s joint venture with Chevron, has been awarded a sizeable technology contract by Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited (CPCL) for the license and basic engineering design of a 2,500 KTA delayed coker at its planned Cauvery Basin Refinery at Nagapattinam in Tamilnadu, India.

The unit will utilise the proprietary CLG delayed coking technology which maximises value from the vacuum residue stream.

“This award represents the continued trust in our advanced delayed coking technology by Indian refiners and CPCL in particular,” says Leon de Bruyn, Senior Vice President of McDermott’s Lummus Technology business. “High flexibility of our coking technology to process opportunity crudes while maximising yield of valuable products is beneficial for improved refinery margins.”

This contract was signed in the first quarter of 2019.

Note: McDermott defines a sizeable contract as between USD 1 million and USD 50 million.