Processing Magazine

Lukoil selects Honeywell’s UOP to provide technology for petrochemical production

August 2, 2012

DES PLAINES, Ill. — UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, announced Wednesday that it has been selected by Russia''s Lukoil to provide technology to produce blending components used to make high-octane gasoline and petrochemicals at its facility in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

Lukoil will license an integrated suite of Honeywell''s UOP technologies to produce high-quality gasoline blending components; propylene, a building block material used in the production of films and packaging; and other petrochemicals.

"Refining and petrochemical integration offers many benefits, including feedstock and energy maximization, reduced investment and operating costs, and higher product yields," said Pete Piotrowski, senior vice president and general manager of Honeywell''s UOP Process Technology & Equipment business unit. "With legislation in the Russian Federation calling for improved gasoline quality, as well as the region''s rising petrochemicals demand, UOP is pleased to offer technology solutions that work together to meet those needs. We look forward to our continued relationship with Lukoil."