US-based engineering and construction firm KBR will equip Uz-Kor Gas Chemical's 400,000mtpa ethylene plant in Ustyurt, Uzbekistan, with Selective Cracking and Optimum Recovery (SCORE) technology.
According to KBR, SCORE ethylene process technology is a low-capital, high-efficiency product recovery system which is expected to produce four to 12% more ethylene than typical designs, using less energy input per unit of ethylene produced.
As part of the agreement, KBR will also provide an engineering package, operator training, start-up services and in-country construction assistance.
The company will also provide engineering and design for the furnace section of the ethylene plant and supply the equipment required for the ethylene furnace.
David Zelinski, KBR president, said the company is excited about the opportunity to provide its technology and services for the first time in an Uzbek plant.
"The region's abundant supply of gas and other natural resources have the potential to deliver growth and prosperity to both KBR and Uzbekistan," Zelinski added.
South Korea-based GS Engineering and Construction will provide additional engineering, procurement and construction services for the project.
Uz-Kor Gas Chemical is a joint venture between the state-owned holding company Uzbekneftegaz and a consortium of Korean companies.