Under the contract Uhde will supply clean-fuels plants for diesel and gasoline desulphurisation at the refinery. It will also provide detail engineering, supply of equipment, construction support, commissioning supervision and training of the operating personnel.
The refining plants for the production of low-sulphur fuels have an annual capacity of 1.6m tonnes of diesel and 1.1m tonnes of gasoline. The gasoline desulphurisation plant will be based on a process developed by Axens, the clean fuels technologies company and the diesel plant will use Danish catalyst specialists Haldor Topsoe’s process.
The refining plants are scheduled to begin operating in 2009.