Lithuania’s Orlen Lietuva to boost sulphur capacity by 40%

14 December 2011 11:24  [Source: ICIS news]

(ICIS)--Lithuanian refiner Orlen Lietuva is to boost the capacity of its sulphur recovery unit by 40%, from 250 to 350 tonnes/day, the company said on Wednesday.

A Lithuanian litas (LTL) 38m ($14.3m, €11.0m) investment would deliver the extra output from  the unit by October 2012, it added.

An option to add a further 100 tonnes/day to the unit’s capacity on top of that could also be pursued, said Orlen Lietuva, the only sulphur producer in the Baltic states.

Orlen Lietuva added that it also intended to introduce a line for palletising its sulphur product, which could expand the potential customer base by opening up sea transport possibilities.

Currently, regional fertiliser producers purchase the bulk of its sulphur production.

Technologies to be used in the sulphur plant upgrade will be sourced from suppliers including Shell Global Solutions and Sandvik Process Systems.

Orlen Lietuva is a subidiary of the Polish oil, chemicals and petrochemicals group PKN Orlen.

($1 = €0.77)

($1 = LTL2.65)

(€1 = LTL3.45)

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By: Will Conroy
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