Chevron Lummus Global starts up of vacuum residue upgrading plant in China

Chevron Lummus Global (CLG) is proud to announce the successful start-up of a vacuum residue upgrading plant using CLG Vacuum Residue Desulfurization (VRDS) technology. The plant is part of CNOOC Oil & Petrochemicals Co., Ltd.’s Huizhou Refinery Phase II project. CNOOC is a subsidiary of China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC). CLG is a joint venture between Chevron US Inc. and CB&I.

The 4 MMtpy VRDS unit at the Huizhou Refinery was commissioned in September 2017. This unit is one of the largest residue upgrading units in the world and is the biggest in China. VRDS converts very low value residue to high-quality RFCC feed and enables the RFCC to significantly increase the production of gasoline and propylene. The CLG VRDS process is cutting edge technology that helps customers achieve maximum value from a wide range of opportunity crudes.

"CLG has substantial global market share for RDS/VRDS technology," said Leon de Bruyn, Managing Director of CLG. "As a world leading hydroprocessing technology licensor, we are excited to continue hearing success stories such as CNOOC’s Huizhou Refinery and grateful to see our technologies offering a competitive advantage to our customers.”

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