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GTC Technology selected for large aromatics project at Rafo

By Gerald Ondrey |

Petrochemical Holding GmbH (Vienna, Austria), has chosen eight proprietary process technologies of GTC Technology (Houston, Tex.; www.gtchouston.com) — CrystPX, GT-BTX PluS, GT-BTX, GT-IsomPX, GT-TransAlk, GT-Aromatization, Pygas Hydrotreating, and Hydrodesulfurization — for a major petrochemical project in its 3 MM ton/yr crude-oil refinery in One_ti, Romania.  The aromatics complex, operated by S.C. Rafo S.A. is designed to produce 400,000 ton/yr of p-xylene and 200,000 ton/yr of benzene. The objective of the project is to generate paraxylene and benzene from low-value fuel streams. GTC’s innovative approach will upgrade the catalytic cracked products by direct recovery of aromatics from the FCC gasoline, with additional aromatics production from mixed olefins.  The new configuration will completely eliminate motor gasoline production at the refinery. This approach is significantly less expensive and distinct from other processes, which recycle FCC gasoline to naphtha reforming as the means to generate aromatics. Andrey Yurkevich, deputy general manager of Petrochemical Holding says “this is one of the most important projects in our investment program which will take an obsolete refinery and make…
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