HP Construction: Total completes deep conversion project work in Port Arthur, Texas
Three-year, $2.2-billion refinery project includes 50,000-bpd coker, 55,000-bpd vacuum distillation unit and the 64,000-bpd distillate hydrotreater
Total has completed a three-year, $2.2 billion expansion of its refinery in Port Arthur, Texas, with all new units successfully started and onstream (Fig. 1). The deep conversion project included a 50,000-bpd coker, 55,000-bpd vacuum distillation unit (VDU-2) and 64,000-bpd distillate hydrotreater (DHT-3) (Fig. 2). The units expand the companys ability to process heavy and sour crude oil and produce cleaner transportation fuels, such as ultra-low-sulfur diesel (ULSD), officials said.
Fig. 1. Totals refinery complex in Port Arthur, Texas.
Fig. 2. Petroleum coke is produced when the delayed coker is in operation and is cut fro
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