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McDermott announces successful start-up of Chinese reactor

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Hydrocarbon Engineering,

McDermott International recently announced the successful commercialisation and start-up of its single largest CDAlky® reactor to date at PetroChina's refinery in Jilin, China.

The 350 000 tpy (9 000 bpd) plant is one of four similar projects awarded to the company by PetroChina and was on a fast schedule from design to operation, with start-up occurring just 17 months after initial design.

Lummus' CDAlky technology provides a safe, clean and economical route to low sulfur, high octane alkylate blendstock used to fuel smaller, lighter and high compression transportation engines.

Scalability is one of the key features of this technology and competing processes would require multiple reactors to achieve the same capacity, adding complexity and plot space.

"Lummus technology's CDAlky is the most advanced alkylation process for the production of motor fuel alkylate," said Daniel M. McCarthy, Executive Vice President of McDermott's Lummus Technology business. "The CDAlky process provides a higher quality product with lower capital and operating expenditures, offering the best overall solution for the clean fuel production of alkylate."

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