Fuhaichuang Petrochemical Selects Axens Ebullated-Bed Residue Hydrocracking Technology (H-Oil®) to Boost the Profitability of its Assets

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Fuhaichuang Petrochemical Co., Ltd, one of the main private Chinese refiner, has selected Axens’ Ebullated-bed residue hydrocracking technology (H-Oil®) for a capacity of 1.5 MTA as the key unit of its residue upgrading plan in its petrochemical complex located in the port of Gulei, Fujian Province, China.

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The project aims at producing Very Low Sulfur Fuel Oil (VLSFO) meeting RMG 380 specification from Vacuum Residue feedstock along with Middle Distillates (naphtha and diesel) that will be further upgraded within the existing assets of the refinery.

Axens scope of work includes the supply of process design package, and full services from plant personnel training to unit start-up.

The H-Oil® solution proposed by Axens and tailored for Fuhaichuang Petrochemical is unique in a sense that it will allow to cope with challenging targets of VLSFO production, with one single train unit without importing low sulfur cutterstock. The use of specific operating conditions, latest yet industrially proven design, and a new generation of supported catalyst from Shell Catalysts & Technologies are the main contributors for this achievement.
Wang Xiaojun
Fuhaichuang Petrochemical Technical Manager of Refining
This project demonstrates the competitiveness of Axens to support existing refineries in improving their economic resilience by offering efficient, flexible and sustainable technology solutions.
Yu Chunyu
Fuhaichuang Petrochemical Director of Feed Adaptability and Debottlenecking project

About H-Oil® Technology

Axens is the leader in the market of the ebullated-bed technologies with more than 25 references all around the world. With its extensive operating experience, H-Oil® is the most mature and reliable solution for residue upgrading. H-Oil® meets the challenge of converting heavy feedstock residues into essentially distillate products, ranging from vacuum gasoil (VGO) to naphtha. Since 2014, the Axens’ ebullated-bed residue hydrocracking H-Oil® technology has been adopted by several Chinese refineries, public as well as private, demonstrating the H-Oil® ability to cope with several refining objectives and to be an energy efficient and cost effective solution.

About Fuhaichuang Petrochemical Co., Ltd Fujian

Fuhaichuang Petrochemical Co., Ltd. established in 2017 in Zhangzhou, Fujian Province, is jointly invested and established by Fuhua Petrochemical Group Co., Ltd. and Dragon group, of which Fuhua Petrochemical Group Co., Ltd. holds 90%. The company is a large petrochemical enterprise specializing in the operation of chemical products, investment and development of petrochemical projects, and maintenance of petrochemical equipment. The company's Px, PTA and supporting devices are an important part of Fuhua Petrochemical Group in building Gulei petrochemical industry group.

About Fuhua Petrochemical Group Company

Established in 1998, Fuhua Petrochemical Group Co., Ltd. is a leading enterprise in Fujian Petrochemical Industry. It has 33 first-class wholly-owned, holding and participating subsidiaries and is mainly engaged in investment and trade in oil refining and chemical industry, production, operation, scientific research and design of chemical products, and produces and operates more than 50 products, such as Ethylene, PX, PTA, caustic soda, polyether, propylene oxide, and other chemical intermediates.

About Axens

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 and all natural gas treatment and conversion options. 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.