Successful startup of Axens’ Residue Hydrocracking Unit and High Conversion Hydrocracking Unit at Shenghong’s Integrated Refinery Axens 渣油加氢裂化及高转化率加氢裂化装置在盛虹炼化一体化项目中 成功投产

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Axens’ designed 3.2 MMTPA ebullated-bed residue hydrocracking (H-Oil®) unit and 3.5 MMTPA distillates hydrocracking (HyKTM) unit and Naphtha Hydrotreating (NHT) unit were successfully started at Shenghong Refining & Chemical(Lianyungang)Co.Ltd’s crude to para-xylene complex in China’s province of Jiangsu. These single train units aim at maximizing naphtha production as well as improve the coker’s feed quality while processing steam cracker py-oil, diesel, vacuum gas oil, coker gas oil and vacuum residue as feedstocks within this integrated complex.



In 2019, Shenghong selected Axens to provide the Residue Hydrocracking/HCK/NHT solutions for boosting naphtha production from their Integrated Refinery & Petrochemical complex at Lianyungang City. As part of these solutions, Axens delivered the complete process design package, high-performance catalysts, proprietary reactor internals, specialized design of spiral tube heat exchangers (ZPJE), and full technical services from plant personnel training to plant start-up.


We are very pleased with the smooth and successful startup of the H-Oil®, HyKTM and, NHT units at Shenghong integrated complex. We are extremely grateful to Shenghong for their collaborative approach and exceptional support provided during the design, commissioning and startup phases. This is a perfect demonstration of synergy between SRCC’s good operating practices, Axens’ energy efficient technologies and advanced catalyst solutions

Jacques Rault
Executive Vice President, Technology and Technical Support

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Axens group ( provides a complete range of solutions for the conversion of oil and biomass to cleaner fuels, the production and purification of major petrochemical intermediates, the chemical recycling of plastics, all natural gas treatment and conversion options along with water treatment and carbon capture. The offer includes technologies, equipment, furnaces, modular units, catalysts, adsorbents and related services. Axens is ideally positioned to cover the entire value chain, from feasibility study to unit start-up and follow-up throughout the entire unit life cycle. This unique position ensures the highest level of performance with a reduced environmental footprint. Axens global offer is based on highly trained human resources, modern production facilities and an extended global network for industrial, technical supports & commercial services. Axens is an IFP Group company.

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