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ExxonMobil completes installation

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Hydrocarbon Engineering,

Following ExxonMobil’s latest update on the successful heavy lift of the reactors and vacuum fractionation tower, the pre-assembled racks (PARs), for the new hydrocracker, have been installed at the Rotterdam refinery.

Manufactured in Spain, the PARs were shipped by water to the Rotterdam refinery during mid-May this year.

Often referred to as the ‘spine’ of the hydrocracker, together, the PARs weigh roughly 2200 t. The heaviest PAR weighed 500 t and its installation marked the completion of the heavy lift portion of the construction campaign. Now that the onsite PARs have been installed, further piping and instrumentation work can commence.

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