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Axens technology for Socar & Turcas Aegean Refinery

By Gerald Ondrey |

SOCAR & Turcas Refining has selected Axens’ (Rueil-Malmaison, France; www.axens.net) hydrotreating technologies for its Aegean Refinery Project at Aliaga province of the Aegean port city of Izmir. The three units under Axens design and fed by the effluents from an upstream coker are:  • A 20,000 bbl/d Naphtha Hydrotreater • A 26,000 bbl/d Prime-K unit for jet fuel production  A 68,000 bbl/d Prime-D unit for the production of 10 ppm sulfur diesel The refinery, scheduled to be commissioned in 2014, will have a capacity of 214,000 bbl/d and will deliver intermediate products to PETKIM for petrochemical use as well as Euro5 Diesel for the local market.
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