Lummus Technology wins ethylene cracking heaters contract for Amiral complex


In a notable development within the petrochemical sector, Lummus Technology, a pioneer in process technologies and energy solutions, has announced securing a contract from Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd. This agreement entails Lummus Technology supplying eight proprietary Short Residence Time (SRT) ethylene cracking heaters to be installed at the Amiral petrochemical complex in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, operated by Saudi Aramco Total Refining and Petrochemical Company (SATORP). The Amiral complex represents a joint venture between global energy giants Saudi Aramco and TotalEnergies, marking a significant collaboration in the industry.

The contract highlights Lummus Technology’s comprehensive capabilities in integrating advanced technology and proprietary equipment throughout the lifecycle of customers’ capital investments and operations. Rutger Theunissen, Chief Business Officer of Services and Supplies at Lummus Technology, emphasized the value of their offerings, stating, “Licensing multiple technologies and supplying the cracking heaters for the Amiral project underscores Lummus’ ability to integrate technology, proprietary equipment and lifecycle services during customers’ capital investment and operation cycles.” He further added that the reliability, longevity, and high efficiency of their heaters, combined with Lummus’ industry-leading technologies, are set to significantly enhance SATORP’s operational capabilities.

Lummus Technology wins ethylene cracking heaters contract for Amiral petrochemical complex

Lummus Technology wins ethylene cracking heaters contract for Amiral petrochemical complex

SATORP’s Amiral complex is known for its integrated refinery and petrochemical operations, having licensed numerous Lummus technologies, including those for ethylene production, refinery off-gas recovery and treating, pygas hydrotreating, and various extraction technologies for methyl tertiary butyl ether, isobutylene, butene, and butadiene. This array of technologies underlines the complex’s cutting-edge approach to petrochemical processing and production.

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Lummus Technology has a rich history spanning over 75 years in the heat transfer business, supplying essential equipment and systems to the process and power industries. The company specializes in offering solutions for critical process environments, boasting an impressive portfolio of technology for fired heaters, including the SRT pyrolysis furnace, and advanced heat exchangers like the Helixchanger, LABLEX, and Polaris advanced breech-lock exchanger. This contract with Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd. further solidifies Lummus Technology’s position as a leader in providing innovative and reliable solutions to the petrochemical industry, promising to deliver significant operational improvements and efficiency gains for the SATORP Amiral complex.

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This contract signifies a pivotal moment for the petrochemical industry, showcasing the synergy between cutting-edge technology providers like Lummus Technology and major engineering firms such as Hyundai Engineering & Construction. The deployment of SRT ethylene cracking heaters at the Amiral complex is expected to set new standards in operational efficiency and sustainability within the sector, reflecting the industry’s ongoing shift towards more innovative and environmentally friendly solutions.

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