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Honeywell UOP inks deal with Jordanian refinery

Honeywell UOP will supply Jordan Petroleum Refinery Company with manager licensing services, technology licensing, front-end engineering design consultancy services, and basic engineering design

Honeywell UOP has signed an agreement with Jordan Petroleum Refinery Company (JPRC).
Honeywell UOP has signed an agreement with Jordan Petroleum Refinery Company (JPRC).

Honeywell UOP has announced signing an agreement with Jordan Petroleum Refinery Company (JPRC), to facilitate the $1.6 billion expansion of its refinery in Zarqa. 

In a statement, Honeywell UOP said that the expansion – the fourth for the JPRC refinery – is expected to increase the capacity of the refinery to 120,000 barrels per day, and allow JPRC to meet Euro V emissions specifications.

Under the terms of the agreement, Honeywell UOP will supply manager licensing services, technology licensing, front-end engineering design consultancy services, and basic engineering design. It also will provide catalysts and process equipment, as well as training and start-up services.

Technologies to be provided by Honeywell UOP will include crude and vacuum distillation units, designed by Houston-based Process Consulting Services, for distilling crude oil into various fractions.

Honeywell UOP also will provide Unicracking and hydrotreating units for the creation of clean distillate, as well as CCR Platforming, Penex, MinAlk, Merox, and Selectfining units for the production of clean-burning, high-octane motor fuels, and a Polybed PSA unit for the purification of hydrogen.

Abdul Karim Alaween, CEO of JPRC, commented: ““The expansion of the Zarqa refinery will help us meet the rising demand for fuel, which is growing at an average of 3% every year.”

Rebecca Liebert, CEO of Honeywell UOP, meanwhile, said: “Honeywell UOP has worked with JPRC since it was established in 1956, beginning with design services and technology licensing, and the subsequent construction of its first refinery. 

“We are especially grateful to be involved in the expansion of the Zarqa refinery, which will increase its volume and upgrade the quality of its petroleum products, and support the further economic development of Jordan.”

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