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OMV Petrom starts construction of polyfuel unit

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OMV Petrom has announced that it has started construction of a new polyfuel unit at its Petrobrazi Refinery in Romania.

The new unit will use a catalytic process that will convert LPG components into gasoline and middle distillates.

This first phase will involve building the foundations, which will require pouring approximately 3000 m3 of concrete and 335 t of steel.

Neil Anthony Morgan, OMV Petrom Executive Board Member responsible for Downstream Oil, said: “The new Polyfuel unit is an ambitious project through which high-end technologies in the refining and petrochemical industry will be available in Romania. The project is going according to plan and we expect the new unit to be fully operational at the beginning of 2019.”

The polyfuel unit will allow for a shift in refinery production of up to 50 000 t of LPG components, into gasoline and middle distillates. The project consists of three main reactors, several adsorbers, columns and pumps.

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