Whether you require an expansion, process upgrade, or new installation, the team at KPE brings 200+ years of engineering experience to your specific refining needs.

High-Quality Refinery Processing Plant Designs.

The refining sector has been a core business unit for KPE from the beginning. With 200+ years of experience in refining process technologies (such as FCC, hydro-processing, and distillation) we are uniquely qualified to provide project development and execution services for nearly all the processing functionality in a typical refinery.

renewable oil refining designs

Our engineers understand that every refinery project presents a unique set of challenges that are dependent on location, environmental and regulatory concerns, feedstock supply, and prices. We will help you design and construct process units that help ensure maximum return on your capital investment while minimizing operating expenses throughout the life of your plant. The KPE organization is designed to provide you with direct access to company experts in every facet of your project lifecycle.

With KP Engineering (KPE) as your refining plant design and construction partner, you can be confident that you are receiving an EPC solution that is reliable, efficient, and cost-effective. Visit our KPE projects for examples of large and small-scale projects completed by KPE.

We meet your specific refining needs by designing and executing projects that:

  • Minimize costs through efficient EPC practices
  • Produce projects that conform to all regulatory requirements
  • Employ environmentally sound practices
  • Optimize KPE-customized or existing designs
  • Use single-point-of-contact management to coordinate concerns of all project participants
  • Ensure timely input from KPE experts as projects progress

As a full-service EPC company, KPE provides a wide range of top-tier services throughout the downstream industry. Our team of innovative designers, engineers, and project managers will work with you to develop solutions that match your project’s unique needs by specializing in the below capabilities.


Crude Distillation

Vacuum Distillation

Naphtha Hydrotreating

Distillate Hydrotreating

Mild Hydrocracking

Catalytic Reforming/CCR's


Merox™ Units



Crude Desalting

Tail Gas Treating

Fluid Catalytic Cracking

Light Ends Fractionation

BTX Units

Benzene Saturation

Gas Saturation Plants

LPG Recovery

Asphalt Plants

H2/Syngas/CO Plants

Sulfur Recovery

Amine Units

Sour Water Strippers

RDU Revamps

Customer Quote
"We are very appreciative of your construction supervision and pre-Turnaround planning efforts, especially in regard to the heavy lift on the project."
SVP U.S. Mid Continent Refiner
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