You are currently viewing: News



08-05-2018

Sonatrach to produce Euro V fuels with technologies from Honeywell UOP

Honeywell announced today that Sonatrach will use technologies from Honeywell UOP to expand the Skikda Refinery on the eastern Mediterranean coast of Algeria. The new technologies will enable Sonatrach to meet growing domestic demand for high-octane gasoline and diesel fuel that meets Euro V standards for cleaner-burning fuels.

Honeywell will provide licensing, basic engineering design and other associated services for an 81,000 barrels-per-day UOP Unicracking™ unit and UOP/Foster Wheeler solvent deasphalting unit to produce ultra-low sulfur diesel. In addition, Honeywell will provide CCR Platforming™ and Penex™ isomerization units to convert 143,000 barrels per day of naphtha into cleaner-burning high-octane gasoline.

“These Honeywell technologies will enable Sonatrach to upgrade low-value feedstocks by efficiently converting them into Euro V diesel,” said John Gugel, Vice President and General Manager of Honeywell UOP’s Process Technology and Equipment business. “Sonatrach also will use an integrated Platforming and Penex process to produce high-octane gasoline without having to produce or import additives such as MTBE.”

The 24,100-barrels-per-day solvent deasphalting unit will produce deasphalted oil in addition to resin and pitch, which will be used to produce different grades of bitumen, the base material for asphalt and roofing materials.

The Penex process is the highest-performing isomerization option available today. It upgrades light naphtha to produce isomerate, a cleaner gasoline blend-stock that contains no benzene, aromatics or olefins. The process uses Honeywell UOP’s portfolio of proven, high-activity isomerization and benzene saturation catalysts.

Since it was introduced in 1964, the Unicracking process has advanced due to more effective catalysts, unit design and reactor internals. Today’s Unicracking process produces higher yields of transportation fuels that adhere to new emissions regulations from a wider range of feedstocks than has been possible previously. Honeywell UOP has licensed more than 200 Unicracking units in more than 40 countries.

The CCR Platforming process produces reformate for high-octane, low-sulfur gasoline and aromatics, and is a reliable, continuous source of high-purity hydrogen for the production of other fuel products. Since it was first introduced in 1971, more than 250 CCR Platforming units have been commissioned worldwide.

Sonatrach is the largest company in Algeria, employing 120,000 people and accounting for almost one-third of Algeria’s gross national product. Sonatrach operates the Hassi Messaoud oil field, the largest in Algeria, in addition to several other fields.

Sponsor : Honeywell UOP

Other News Items

Jizzakh Petroleum selects technologies from Honeywell UOP to build new refinery

Honeywell announced today that Jizzakh Petroleum JV LLC will use Honeywell UOP technologies to build a new refinery capable of processing 5 million tons per year of crude ...

01-08-2018

Fuji Oil selects R-364 Platforming™ catalyst from Honeywell UOP

Honeywell today announced that Fuji Oil Co., Ltd. has begun using Honeywell UOP’s new R-364 Platforming™ catalyst to produce more aromatics for chemical production ...

30-07-2018

Indian Oil selects PSA technology from Honeywell UOP

Honeywell announced today that the Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. has chosen Honeywell UOP’s Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) technology to supply high-quality hydrogen ...

26-07-2018

Petron upgrades its LIMA refinery with technologies from Honeywell UOP

Honeywell announced today that Petron Corporation will expand and upgrade its Limay, Bataan refinery in the Philippines with technologies from Honeywell UOP. When the ...

24-07-2018

Jiangsu Jiarui Chemical Co selects Honeywell UOP’s C3 Oleflex™ technology

Honeywell announced today that Jiangsu Jiarui Chemical Co., Ltd. will use Honeywell UOP’s C3 Oleflex™ technology to produce 450,000 metric tons per year of ...

20-07-2018

CEPSA selects solid bed Detal-Plus™ technology from Honeywell UOP

Honeywell announced today that Cepsa will convert an alkylation unit using hydrofluoric acid to Honeywell UOP’s solid bed Detal-Plus™ technology at its refinery ...

12-07-2018

UOP Russell to provide gas processing plant to Navitas Midstream

Honeywell today announced that its UOP Russell business will provide a gas processing plant to Navitas Midstream Partners, LLC. The 200-million-cubic-foot-per-day nameplate ...

10-07-2018

Sasol to use Honeywell Connected Plant to improve reliability of refining operations

Honeywell today announced that Secunda Synfuels Operations, an operating division of Sasol South Africa Ltd., will use a Honeywell Connected Plant service to monitor ...

02-07-2018

SIDPEC selects Honeywell UOP’s Oleflex™ technology

Honeywell announced today that Sidi Kerir Petrochemicals Co. (SIDPEC) has chosen Honeywell UOP’s C3 Oleflex™ technology to produce 500,000 metric tons per ...

28-06-2018

John Gugel named as president of Honeywell UOP business

Honeywell has announced the appointment of John Gugel as president of Honeywell UOP, a leading supplier of process technology, catalysts, engineered systems, and technical ...

14-06-2018