* Keep abreast of major refinery units (crude distillation, coking, fluid catalytic cracking, hydrocracker
, hydrotreater and reformer) undergoing maintenance across the world
Extensive preparatory works were underway two months prior to the installation of the hydrocracker
, with actual installation transpiring in a single day with the assistance of two cranes, and a heavy lift team comprising 36 personnel.
unit will result in increased distillates production complying with Euro V specifications.
and associated facilities will include a new hydrocracking unit with 60,000 bpd capacity, expansion of the mild hydrocracking unit from 54,000 bpd to 70,000 bpd capacity and a new fluid catalytic cracker.
are reportedly used to break down hydrocarbon molecules in heavier crude oil to produce premium transportation fuels, which includes gasoline, diesel and jet fuels that burn cleaner.
The 60,000-70,000 bpd hydrocracker
unit is expected to be back online by early next week, one of the sources familiar with the matter said.
Feedstock will be provided from Takreer's hydrocracker
, to start up in 2013.
The company will improve the basket as soon as the hydrocracker
is installed next year.
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The business, known as Bapco, started a partial shutdown last week and has stopped the 267,000 barrel-a-day refinery's hydrocracker
The state oil company usually exports VGO when there is an outage at its hydrocracker
, a unit which further processes the feedstock into higher-value products.
Saudi Aram- co and Conoco are now evaluating bids for five other EPC contracts that include a coking unit, a crude facility, a gasoline unit, a hydrocracker
and a tank farm, sources familiar with the matter said.