23 September 2011 15:17 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--Saudi Aramco has selected designs and technologies from ?xml:namespace>
Axens said it is in charge of designing four of the refinery's processing units: naphtha hydrotreating; continuous catalytic reforming for aromatics production; C5/C6 isomerisation; and a unit to produce high purity paraxylene and benzene.
“These units are designed and integrated to maximise the gasoline production and the aromatics throughput for petrochemical use,” the French petrochemicals technologies company said.
In addition, the refinery’s gas oil desulphurisation hydrotreater is also under Axens' design, it added.
Earlier this year, US-based petrochemicals engineering firm KBR said it won a contract from Saudi Aramco for the project’s front-end engineering and design work.
Axens was set up in 2001 as an international provider of technologies, products, and services to the refining, petrochemical, gas and alternative fuels markets. It markets the research findings in refining and petrochemicals of
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