Conoco inaugurates new unit at its U.K. Humber refinery

Conoco's new vacuum distillation unit (left) at Humber refinery will enable the company to process a wide variety of North Sea crudes, particularly the acidic crudes expected on stream in the near future. Aerial view shows the new wastewater treatment unit (below) at the Humber refinery. In addition to installation of a new biotreatment plant and upgrading of separators, the project also involved construction of a 1-mile, 48-in. sewer pipe to divert a drainage channel. Conoco (U.K.) Ltd. has inaugurated a £ 15 million ($22.5 million) wastewater treatment plant at its U.K. Humber refinery, part of its £ 400 million ($600 million), 1993-2000 investment program. The...

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