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CLG announces technology award for Yanbu Aramco Sinopec Refining Company

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Chevron Lummus Global LLC (CLG) has announced the successful proven operation of one of the world’s largest hydrocracking plants by Yanbu Aramco Sinopec Refining Company (YASREF), a joint venture between Aramco and Sinopec. This new hydrocracker has a fresh feed design capacity of 124 000 bpd and is located at the Yanbu industrial city refinery supersite in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The design uses CLG’s maximum conversion ISOCRACKING technology, and its two stage with recycle configuration has proven to minimise investment, while providing maximum conversion of a challenging feed blend.

YASREF operates its world class 400 000 barrels full conversion refinery on the banks of the Red Sea. The hydrocracking unit was commissioned in September 2015, enabling YASREF to produce 263 000 bpd of high quality middle distillate products, Euro 5 diesel fuel and aviation kerosene, mainly for export purposes.

"We are honoured to extend our long term partnerships with Aramco and Sinopec, and to contribute to the successful completion of the YASREF project;" said Leon de Bruyn, Managing Director of CLG, “and we look forward to continuing to work with YASREF and its parents to maximise the long term profitability of this hydrocracking unit.”

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