OMV Petrom commissions new unit at Petrobrazi refinery

OMV Petrom SA, Bucharest, has started up a new unit that converts LPG components into Euro 5-quality gasoline and middle distillates at its 90,400-b/d Petrobrazi refinery in the southeast region of Romania, near Ploiesti City.

OMV Petrom SA, Bucharest, has started up a new unit that converts LPG components into Euro 5-quality gasoline and middle distillates at its 90,400-b/d Petrobrazi refinery in the southeast region of Romania, near Ploiesti City (OGJ Online, Dec. 21, 2016).

At a final cost of €65 million, the new Polyfuel unit—which began production in March and is based on Axen SA’s proprietary PolyFuel technology—enables the refinery to shift as much as 50,000 tonnes of its current production of LPG components into higher-quality gasoline and diesel using a catalytic process, OMV Petrom said.

As originally planned, the Polyfuel unit—on which construction began in 2017—was to include three main reactors, several adsorbers, as well as columns and pumps, working together to convert LPGs and light-cracked naphtha from the refinery’s fluid catalytic cracking unit into diesel (OGJ Online, July 19, 2017; July 14, 2017).

Contact Robert Brelsford at rbrelsford@ogjonline.com.

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