Axens’ technologies selected for HPCL Rajasthan Refinery in India

Axens’ technologies selected for HPCL Rajasthan Refinery in India
Published: 11 April 2019 - 2 a.m.
By: Martin Menachery
HPCL Rajasthan Refinery Limited (HRRL) has selected Axens to supply several advanced technologies for its 9MTPA integrated refinery and petrochemical complex to be set in Pachpadra Tehsil of Barmer District of Rajasthan in India.

As part of the project, Axens will provide the following technologies: (i) a naphtha hydrotreating unit (NHT); (ii) a semi-regenerative reformer; (iii) a C5-C6 isomerisation unit; (iv) a VGO (vacuum gasoil) hydrotreater; (v) a cracked gasoline selective desulphurisation (Prime-G+) unit; (vi) a unit for the production of high-purity 1-butene through ethylene dimerisation (AlphaButol); (vii) a complete sulphur block consisting of a Claus unit and a tail gas treatment unit (Sultimate); and (viii) a sour water stripping unit, an amine regeneration unit and sulphur handling facilities.

With these numerous technologies, HRRL will be well positioned to supply the market with cleaner fuels and also high-quality petrochemicals for the coming decades,” said Jean Sentenac, chairman and CEO, Axens.

“As a provider of technologies, catalysts, equipment and services such as training and technical assistance, Axens will support HRRL for this major project in India for a smooth and successful execution.”

Axens is recognised as a key global solutions provider in the motor spirit (MS) block providing NHT, C5/C6 isomerisation and reforming processes, combining proven and reliable technologies with advanced catalytic solutions to produce high-quality gasoline components, meeting the latest Bharat Stage VI gasoline specifications.

AlphaButol is an Axens’ leading technology to produce high purity 1-butene, a high-value co-monomer used for LLDPE production.

Prime-G+ is the worldwide technology leader for the selective desulphurisation of FCC gasoline, recognised worldwide for its best performances, design and catalyst performances.

Axens’ VGO hydrotreatment technology enables to desulphurise the VGO cut and reach the appropriate level of hydrogen, nitrogen and metals contents in order to maximise performance of the downstream catalytic cracking. With a complete portfolio, Axens proposes a combination of a smart design and optimised catalyst solutions.

Axens offers different advanced and proprietary solutions for sulphur recovery through its acquisition of Prosernat, extending its wide processing technologies portfolio and adding more than 450 industrial references in oil and gas.

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