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Hengyi Industries selects Axens’ technology

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Axens has signed an agreement with Hengyi Industries to Provide FLEXICOKING technology to its integrated complex in Pulau Muara Besar, Brunei.

Following the successful start-up of the 1.1 million tpy FLEXICOKING unit at the end of 2019, Hengyi Industries renewed its confidence in the technology by selecting FLEXICOKING for a second time to upgrade the heavy feeds of its 16 million tpy capacity for the New Crude to Aromatics Phase II expansion project.

The FLEXICOKING unit will upgrade the 2.1 million tpy blend of vacuum residue, FCC slurry oil and steam cracker pyoil into valuable distillates and Flexigas. Start-up of the unit is foreseen in June 2024.

Since the Alliance Agreement signed between ExxonMobil Catalysts and Licensing (EMCL) and Axens to provide FLEXICOKING technology in January 2020 took effect, the Process Design Package developed for the first time by Axens was delivered as per schedule in early May 2021.

“This second FLEXICOKING reference at Hengyi Industries is the first of many great achievements to come for the EMCL/Axens cooperation in this technology. This success bears witness to the highly efficient teamwork between EMCL and Axens. We look forward to expanding our partnership with Axens and providing this proven technology to the industry,” said Tarra Kros, ExxonMobil Global Marketing Manager, Catalysts and Licensing.

“We are delighted to supply Hengyi Industries with this second FLEXICOKING reference. Its flexibility in processing various feedstocks and its production of Flexigas used directly in the refinery’s burners are perfectly suited to Hengyi Industries’ needs. This new technology rounds out Axens’ wide bottom-of-the-barrel technologies portfolio in response to refiners’ future challenges,” said Jacinthe Frécon, Axens Conversion & Clean Fuel Technology Group Manager.

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