Grupa LOTOS S.A. Selects Axens’ technology for its Coker Naphtha Hydrotreating Unit

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The Polish company Grupa LOTOS S.A. has selected Axens to provide the technology license for a new Coker Naphtha Hydrotreater at its Gdansk refinery. This contract is part of the Gdansk refinery development and modernization program based on heavy residue coking technology.

The two-step Coker Naphtha Hydrotreating Unit, with a capacity of 152,000 tpy, is being designed to produce naphtha quality for petrochemical use.

“Axens’ technology turned out to be the best one among those evaluated. This technology which meets our objectives is both simple and energy efficient” said Grzegorz Zgoda, Project Manager in Grupa LOTOS S.A.

Axens has extensive experience in the diolefin hydrogenation and hydrodesulfurization of cracked naphtha (FCC, Coker, Visbreaker, Steam-Cracker). Drawing on this large expertise, Axens offers a very efficient and commercially proven process with a choice of specific catalysts and operating conditions to ensure meeting the product specifications while maximizing the catalyst cycle length.