Russia based Lukoil has selected UOP, a Honeywell company, to provide technology to produce blending components used to make high-octane gasoline and petrochemicals at its facility in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

The firm will license an integrated suite of Honeywell UOP technologies to produce gasoline blending components; propylene and other petrochemicals at a new integrated Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) complex.

The FCC complex is Honeywell UOP’s second FCC complex to be licensed by Lukoil at the Nizhny Novgorod facility.

UOP Process Technology & Equipment business unit senior vice president and general manager Pete Piotrowski said, "Refining and petrochemical integration offers many benefits, including feedstock and energy maximization, reduced investment and operating costs, and higher product yields."

Honeywell’s UOP technology to be used in this project includes, its FCC process, HF Alkylation process, Caustic Merox process, Huels Selective Hydrogenation Process and its Butamer process.

The new units, which are likely to start up in 2015, will produce over one million metric tons of gasoline blending components and nearly 170,000 metric tons of propylene per year.

In addition, Honeywell’s UOP and a number of its affiliates will provide engineering design, catalysts, adsorbents, equipment, staff training and technical service for the project.

Formed in 1991, Lukoil is an integrated refining and petrochemicals production firm with operations in over 40 countries across the globe.