Amine regeneration unit starts at Vadinar

By OGJ editors

Essar Oil Ltd. has commissioned a large amine regeneration unit in the first phase of expansion of its 300,000 b/d Vadinar refinery in Gujarat, India, after commissioning a pentane-hexane isomerization unit last month (OGJ Online, Dec. 12, 2011).

The company expects initial expansion of distillation capacity to 375,000 b/d to be complete in March.

Optimization will further increase capacity to 405,000 b/d by September, when the refinery will be able to handle 87% extra-heavy crudes.

UOP designed the new amine regeneration unit, which has a design capacity of 160,000 b/d. The unit supports diesel and vacuum gas oil hydrotreaters.

Related Articles

Future of Croatian refinery remains uncertain

09/19/2014 Croatia’s Ministry of Economy said it remains to committed to working with Hungary’s state-owned MOL PLC, a subsidiary of MOL Group, Budapest, to p...

PDVSA wraps major maintenance at Puerto La Cruz refinery

09/18/2014 Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) has completed major maintenance on the atmospheric distillation unit at its 190,000-b/d Puerto La Cruz refinery i...

WoodMac: China, North America face propylene oversupply

09/17/2014 Oil and gas analyst Wood Mackenzie Ltd. forecasts that global propylene production capacity will increase to 165 million tonnes/year (tpy) by 2030 ...

AFPM launches web site to recruit refining, petchem employees

09/17/2014 The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers launched a workforce development web site to provide information for anyone seeking a career in...

Careers at TOTAL

Careers at TOTAL - Videos

More than 600 job openings are now online, watch videos and learn more!

 

Click Here to Watch

Other Oil & Gas Industry Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>
Stay Connected