Axens to revamp mild hydrocracking for Hungary’s MOL at Danube refinery
For the new revamping, Axens offered its latest catalyst series which enables conversion increases without significant reactors and main equipment modifications.
Hungarian company MOL has selected Axens to perform the
revamping of its DMHCK unit (FCC feed hydrotreater and mild
hydrocracking) of the Danube refinery
Hungary, officials announced on Wednesday.
This revamping project
consists in increasing VGO
conversion and diesel yield.
The existing DMHCK unit was commissioned in 1992 with a 4,500
tpd 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 6,000
For the new revamping, Axens offered its latest catalyst
series, which it says 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," said Zsolt
Gulyás, project manager at MOL.
"It was very important during the selection to minimize the
CAPEX cost of the project
," he added.
The Axens technologies for hydrocracking and FCC feed
pretreatment have been on the market for several decades,
allowing the development of knowledge due to industrial
feedback and extensive pilot testing, according to company