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Axens’ technologies for Irak Nassiriya new refinery  

By Gerald Ondrey |

The State Company for Oil Projects (SCOP), part of the Iraqi Ministry of Oil, has awarded Axens (Rueil-Malmaison, France; www.axens.net) the Basic Design and License contracts for the construction of the new petroleum refinery in Nassiriya, Iraq. Axens will supply the following process technologies for the refinery: • H-OilRC technology for the hydroconversion of 52,000 barrels per stream day (bpsd) of vacuum residue (VR). The H-OilRC plant will convert deeply VR to low sulfur distillates and produce a low sulfur residue • Prime-D – Gas Oil desulfurization hydrotreater. The 105,000-bpsd unit will produce ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) with less than 10 ppm of sulphur  • Prime-K – Kerosene desulfurization hydrotreater with a processing capacity of 24,000 bpsd • Butane Isomerization unit – having a process capacity about 11,900 bpsd The refinery will have a capacity of 300,000 bpsd of domestic crude oil and will deliver high quality products mainly for the domestic market. There is no pdf available for this short news item  
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