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SOCAR selects Axens as licensor at oil refinery

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SOCAR has announced its decision to employ Axens as a licensor for clean fuel technologies at its Heydar Aliyev Baku oil refinery.

Axens, a major licensor for clean fuel production, has been selected for the modernisation project of the Heydar Aliyev oil refinery that will enable the facility, located at Baku, to increase its annual processing capacity, from 6.0 - 7.5 million tpy, and produce high quality Euro 5 fuels. This project is one of the most important projects for SOCAR at a downstream stage.

As part of the project, Axens is providing Prime-G+™, a gasoline desulfurisation unit for a design capacity of 1.2 million tpy and Prime-D™, a diesel hydrotreater unit for a design capacity of 3.0 million tpy.

Axens has been recognised by SOCAR as a key technology provider for clean fuel technologies since the company was involved in the STAR refinery project in Turkey, supplying the naphtha, kerosene and diesel hydrotreating processes.

Adapted from press release by Francesca Brindle

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