Kellogg Awarded Design and License of Three FCC Units for PEMEX

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The M.W. Kellogg Technology Company has been awarded the basic design and license of three grassroots fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) units for Petroleos Mexicanos-Refinacion (PEMEX-Refining). The units will be located in three different cities in Mexico.

Of the three proposed units, one will be located in Salina Cruz, Mexico, with a capacity of 28,000 BPSD, another will be located in Tula, Mexico (25,500 BPSD), and the third will be located in Minatitlan, Mexico (42,000 BPSD). The Salina Cruz and Tula refineries already operate using two Kellogg FCC units each.

Kellogg provided the technology for six of PEMEX's eight existing FCC units, dating back to the mid-1970s. PEMEX solicited competitive bids for four new units. The selection of Kellogg for three of the units solidifies the Houston-based engineering and construction firm's FCC technology position in Mexico.

Kellogg's experience in FCC design and engineering is unrivaled. After pioneering the initial development of the technology in the late 1930s, Kellogg has continually engineered cat cracking innovations adopted by leading refiners, including the world-renowned Orthoflow(R) series of units.

Initially designed as a combined reactor/regenerator for reduced erosion, the Orthoflow FCC unit has simplified cracking of heavy resid feeds and has enabled refiners to achieve more favorable yield selectivities. Over two million barrels per stream day of FCC capacity worldwide incorporates Kellogg technology.

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