Ecopetrol successfully started-up the HDT Complex Project with Axens’ Technologies

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Ecopetrol has successfully started-up two new units for the production of Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (Prime-D™) and Ultra Low Sulfur Gasoline (Prime-G+™), as part of its Hydrotreating Project (HDT) at its Barrancabermeja Refinery, located in the Santander department of Colombia.

Axens scope of work included license, optimization studies, basic process engineering, and consulting services during the EPC phase for a complex of 7 process units and their interconnections. The HDT Complex incorporates: a diesel hydrotreater (Prime-D™), a gasoline hydrotreater (Prime-G+™), a Sulfur Recovery Unit (SRU) a Tail Gas Treatment Unit (Clauspol), a new Amine Regeneration Unit (ARU), a new Sour Water Stripping Unit (SWS) and a new Hydrogen Production Unit (HPU).

The HDT Complex brings the Colombian fuels production compliant to the latest environmental regulations using the best sulfur-free technologies available in the market.

Prime-D™ and Prime G+™ are proprietary names of Axens, a leader in clean fuels technologies. Up to date, 185 Prime-G+™ licenses and 112 Prime-D™ licenses have been awarded.