25 July 2002 16:37 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (CNI)--Spanish oil and chemicals group Repsol said Thursday it has started up a new 1.4m tonne/year hydrocracker at its production site in Tarragona.
The plant, which took thirty months to build cost Euro168m ($170m), transforms heavy oil products into other lighter and higher quality products such as automotive fuels, lubes and raw materials for base chemicals.
A new 42 000 tonne/year hydrogen plant was also constructed, by Air Products' Spanish affiliate Carburos Metalicos. In addition, Repsol said an olefins plant was enhanced.
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