Refining

With 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. Whether you require an expansion, process upgrade or new installation, the project managers and engineers at KPE bring years of experience and expertise to your project that is unmatched in the industry. 

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. 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, hydroprocessing and distillation, we are uniquely qualified to provide project development and execution services for nearly all the processing functionality in a typical refinery.

KPE engineers are able to 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

PROCESS EXPERTISE

As a full-service EPC company, KPE provides a wide range of quality processes across the downstream and midstream verticals. 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.

Capabilities:

  • Crude Distillation
  • Vacuum Distillation
  • Naphtha Hydrotreating
  • Distillate Hydrotreating
  • Mild Hydrocracking
  • Catalytic Reforming/CCR's
  • Hydrodesulfurization
  • Merox™ Units
  • Alkylation
  • Isomerization
  • 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

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