Grupa Lotos to upgrade coking technology in Poland refinery

Source: CB&I 

CB&I’s Lummus Technology business sector was selected as the license provider of a delayed coking unit (DCU) for the Grupa Lotos refinery in Gdansk, Poland.

Once the coking technology is implemented, the Gdansk refinery will have the capability to process 2,400 to 3,840 metric tons per day of a blend of vacuum resid and ROSETM pitch, depending on the season. The Gdansk refinery is the second largest refinery in Poland.

The DCU will enable Grupa Lotos to economically increase refinery distillate yields and eliminate fuel oil production by converting a mixture of vacuum resid and pitch from a solvent deasphalting unit. The new technology will aid conversion of the bottom of the barrel to fuel gas, LPG, naphtha and gas oils.

Lummus Technology is slated to provide the basic engineering, proprietary heater design, training and start-up services.

Initiating new coking technology for the Gdansk refinery broadens Grupa Lotos’ capabilities in processing an array of heavy feedstocks and capturing additional marketplace value in lighter, more profitable distillates and coke. CB&I continues to exemplify leadership in refining technology through Lummus Technology’s proprietary delayed coking expertise and its joint venture partners, providing customers highly reliable and cost-effective routes for converting/upgrading heavy residual stocks.

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