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Axens wins Buenos Aires refinery contract

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Hydrocarbon Engineering,

Raízen Argentina, Shell licensee, has selected Axens for the modular supply of a FCC gasoline hydrodesulfurisation unit Prime-G+® in its Buenos Aires refinery.

Raízen Argentina is developing a modernisation and expansion programme for its existing 110 000 bpd Buenos Aires refinery to meet more stringent motor fuels specifications by 1 January 2024.

As part of this programme, a smart integrated solution based on the Prime-G+ technology was selected downstream the FCC unit to upgrade the gasoline pool quality along with high performance catalysts. This 10 200 bpd Prime-G+ unit will be delivered in module to enable Raízen to execute the project in a very competitive schedule.

“We are confident that having Axens delivering the FCC gasoline hydrodesulfurisation modular unit is key to timely achieve our world class targets and to succeed in the modernisation and growth journey of our Buenos Aires refinery,” said Julio Ramos, Product Quality Project Manager from Raízen Argentina.

“By selecting Axens, Raízen will benefit from the best FCC gasoline hydrodesulfurisation technology available on the market, Prime-G+, as well as our experienced engineering expertise to deliver the unit modules which are ready to be installed. We are proud to be involved in this upgrading and modernisation project to meet new environmental motor fuels standards reaching Euro-V enforced by 2024 in Argentina. This award represents the 300th Prime-G+ reference bearing witness to Axens’ leadership and expertise in this field.” said Christian Vaute, CEO Axens North America.

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