Shaw and Axens to licence HS-FCC refinery technology

Shaw, a provider of piping systems, engineering procurement and construction services, and Axens, a company engaged in the refining, petrochemical and natural gas sectors, have been selected to licence a next-generation catalytic cracking technology that will help refiners maximise the production of propylene and other high-value refinery products.

The technology that Shaw and Axens will be promoting, High Severity Fluidised Catalytic Cracking (HS-FCC), will produce higher yields of propylene and other light valuable products than conventional fluidised catalytic cracking units.