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MOL Plc has awarded Axens a contract for the revamping of its mild hydrocracking unit

AUGUST 27 - 2014
MOL Plc has awarded Axens a contract

The Hungarian company MOL Plc. has selected Axens to perform the revamping of its DMHCK unit (FCC feed hydrotreater and mild hydrocracking) of the Danube Refinery in Százhalombatta, Hungary. This revamping project consists in increasing VGO conversion and Diesel yield.

The existing DMHCK unit was commissioned in 1992 with a 4500 MT/day capacity, and was further upgraded using a non-Axens technology to allow the processing of Heavy Coker Gas-Oil (HCGO) with a design capacity of 6000 MT/day.
For the new revamping, Axens offered its latest catalyst Series which enables conversion increases without significant reactors and main equipment modifications. The required unit modifications identified by Axens will be implemented in a way that minimizes unit downtime.

“This one of the most important project in MOL Refinery in the next years, therefore we have selected an experienced company with good references supremely meets our requirements. It was very important during the selection to minimize the CAPEX cost of the project.” said Zsolt Gulyás, Project Manager, MOL Plc.

Axens technologies for Hydrocracking and FCC feed pretreatment have been on the market for several decades, allowing the development of an outstanding knowledge thanks to industrial feedback and extensive pilot testing. Axens has experience with an important variety of feedstocks, capacities, schemes and clients. Furthermore, the continuous renewal of Axens’ catalyst and licensing offer is a confirmation of its commitment to R&D and drove the tremendous market acceptance that took place in recent years.

MOL Plc.
MOL Plc.,, is an oil company engaged in the business of production and processing of crude oil, as well as wholesale and retail sale of high quality petroleum products. MOL is a producer and supplier of a number of products, including unleaded gasoline, diesel oil, diesel oil for heating purposes (light fuel oil), aviation fuel and heavy fuel oil. It also specialises in the production and sale of lubricating oils and bitumens.

Axens,, is an international provider of advanced technologies, catalysts, adsorbents and services, with a global reputation for basic engineering design excellence. The main scope of Axens’ business is focused on the conversion of oil, coal, natural gas and biomass to clean fuels as well as production and purification of major petrochemical intermediates. Axens’ global offer is based on: highly trained human resources, modern production facilities and extensive commercial feedback from plants using our processes and catalysts all around the world.