Historically, ethylene producers in the Middle East have enjoyed a tremendous feedstock price advantage over their global competitors. With tightening supplies, the historical price advantage is also gradually narrowing. Further, the explosion of the US shale gas market has opened new competitive fronts, which until a few years back were not even a consideration.
These scenarios are compelling regional industry leaders to redefine their business strategies and seek advancements in process technology to regain their competitive edge.
As a pioneer in olefins technology, KBR has a rich history of delivering world class ethylene projects in the Middle East since the early 1980s. Over the past three decades, our technology and expertise has helped our clients implement some of the most ambitious ethylene projects in the world.
KBR's portfolio encompasses a wide range of olefins technologies – from traditional steam cracking to catalytic processes built around refinery Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) technology. These technologies allow us to offer our clients tremendous flexibility around feedstock selection and operations while delivering the highest yields.
Our global alliance with the world's largest ethylene producer provides a unique advantage by combining its operational leadership with KBR's global engineering leadership.
It is our privilege to support this first EMET under the patronage of H.E. Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa and represented by the region's leading producers. We look forward to welcoming you and contributing towards a very successful conference.
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