December 2010

Trends and Resources

HP Construction: South America

Ecopetrol has successfully started up two new units for producing ultra-low-sulfur diesel(Prime-D) and ultra-low-sulfur gasoline (Prime-G+), as part of its hydrotreating (HDT) project at its Barrancab..

Meche, Helen, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Ecopetrol has successfully started up two new units for producing ultra-low-sulfur diesel(Prime-D) and ultra-low-sulfur gasoline (Prime-G+), as part of its hydrotreating (HDT) project at its Barrancabermeja refinery, located in Santander, Colombia. Axens scope of work included license, optimization studies, basic process engineering and consulting services during the engineering, procurement and construction phase for a complex with seven process units and their interconnections. The HDT complex incorporates a diesel hydrotreater (Prime-D), a gasoline hydrotreater (Prime-G+), a sulfur-recovery unit, a tail-gas treater (Clauspol), a new amine regeneration unit, a new sour-water stripper and

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