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Shell Global Solutions expands presence in Middle East  

By Gerald Ondrey |

Shell Global Solutions International B.V. (www.shell.com/globalsolutions) has signed an agreement with the South Refineries Company of Iraq, for the provision of technology licenses to a refinery in Basrah, Southern Iraq. Shell Global Solutions will provide a license for a sulfur recovery unit and visbreaker unit as part of the agreement. Together with the refinery expansion, these technologies will contribute to optimized operations at the Basra refinery, significantly boosting capacity. The sulfur recovery unit is likely to enable the refinery to meet and exceed world standards for emissions whilst the visbreaking unit will help increase overall upgrading, building a future proof solution for the long-term. The upgrading of the refinery with Shell Global Solutions’ leading technologies will contribute to fulfilling Iraq’s expected future demand for oil products.    
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