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Mammoet successfully transports/installs record-breaking hydrocracker for ORLEN Lietuva refinery

The ORLEN Lietuva refinery in Mažeikiai, Lithuania, entrusted Mammoet with the transportation and installation of a massive residue hydrocracking unit (RHCU), weighing 1,500 t and standing over 50 m tall.

Russia's Tuapse oil refinery resumes operations after attack

Rosneft's Black Sea oil refinery in Tuapse resumed operations on Sunday after a drone attack.

Axens successfully starts up hydrocracking units at Shenghong's integrated refinery in China

Axens successfully started several new units at Shenghong Refining & Chemical (Lianyungang) Co. Ltd’s crude-to-paraxylene complex in China’s province of Jiangsu.

Izmit FCCU revamp

Tüpraş: Genç, M.  |  Kantar, B. O.  |  Önen, M. F.  |  Tunca, O.

Tüpraş utilizes proprietary fluid catalytic cracking units<sup>a</sup> (FCCUs) at its Izmit and Izmir refineries. The Izmit unit was designed in 1968 and started up in 1972 with a side-by-side style reactor/regenerator.

How to gain an advantage from the propylene production gap—Part 2

Petrobras: Da Silva, M. W.

This work will detail the available processing routes capable of maximizing propylene yield in refineries, allowing refiners to gain advantage from the propylene market.

Zeopore enables breakthrough in hydrocracking by leveraging zeolite mesopore quality

Over recent years, Zeopore has introduced innovative technologies to increase mesoporosity and retain intrinsic zeolitic properties. Now, after having completed a high-throughput testing campaign at a major refining company, Zeopore demonstrates excellent hydrocracking performance in comparison to un-mesoporised zeolite catalysts

Online Exclusive: Advanced hydrocracking unit flow scheme optimization and integration approach to maximize refinery margins for a residue upgrading project

The integration of a solvent deasphalting (SDA) and hydrocracking upgrading complex provides a favorable techno-economic return for residue upgradation at relatively lower capital expenditures vs. other alternatives for a brownfield project.

Digital Exclusive: Refineries’ pandemic turmoil—KNPC’s gasoline demand: Opportunities and challenges

Kuwait National Petroleum Co.: Matar, M. B.  |  Alqallaf, D. A.  |  Alesmail, I.  |  Al-Mutairi, F.

In this exclusive digital article, KNPC provides a comprehensive analysis of the difficulties and challenges that the company experienced during the COVID-19 epidemic and how its refineries adapted during this challenging time.

Technip Energies, LyondellBasell and Chevron Phillips Chemical sign MOU for electric steam cracking furnace

Technip Energies, LyondellBasell and Chevron Phillips Chemical announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for the design, construction and operation of a demonstration unit for Technip Energies’ electric steam cracking furnace technology (eFurnace by T.EN) to produce olefins.

Innovations in industrial zeolite mesoporization deliver robust catalytic benefits in hydrocracking

Zeopore offers post-synthetic mesoporization technologies which remove these hurdles, offering a superior yield of middle distillates and increased activity as compared to both conventional and state-of-the-art mesoporous zeolites.