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Refinery technology licensing agreement

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

Under Honeywell’s UOP and ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company’s (EMRE) joint marketing alliance, a technology licensing agreement has been finalised with Gazprom Neft. The new technology licenced to the company will allow them to improve production of refined distillations at its subsidiary, the Moscow oil refinery plant. UOP’s Distillate Unionfining™ hydroprocessing solutions will be combined with EMRE’s distillate dewaxing technology to produce low sulfur diesel.

Comments on the contract

‘The combined UOP and EMRE technology platform offers the Moscow oil refinery a single, integrated solution for its hydroprocessing and fuel dewaxing needs,’ said Pete Piotrowski, VP and general manager of Process Technology and Equipment for UOP.

‘Together, UOP’s hydroprocessing solutions and EMRE’s distillate dewaxing technology will help Moscow Oil improve its high quality, low sulfur diesel refining capabilities,’ said Vince Alberico, manager of Technology, Sales and Licensing for EMRE.

Agreement details

The refinery will install the hydroprocessing unit using the new technology as part of a modernisation program. The project will integrate UOP’s technologies for dewaxing diesel feedstocks. The addition of the hydrotreating unit will allow the refinery to produce fuel to meet more stringent Euro V emissions standards for motor vehicles. This agreement is the first project in Russia to be launched under the joint EMRE-UOP alliance formed last year.

Adapted from a press release by Claira Lloyd.

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