Plant Engineering Chevron Lummus’ Technology Selected for World’s Largest Slurry Hydrocracking Units
Chevron Lummus’ EST technology has been selected by Shandong Yulong Petrochemical for a slurry residue hydrocracking unit in Shandong Province, China. Expected to be the largest slurry hydrocracking unit across the globe, it will have a capacity of 3.0 MMTA and produce naptha, diesel and vacuum gas oil.
California/USA – Chevron Lummus Global (CLG) has recently announced that Shandong Yulong Petrochemical has selected EST, which CLG licenses, for a slurry residue hydrocracking unit in Shandong Province, China. The unit will produce naptha, diesel and vacuum gas oil once it is complete, and with a capacity of 3.0 MMTA, it will be one of the largest in the world.
By selecting the EST technology and technical solutions, Yulong will be able to achieve the highest conversion from residue to distillate products, and supply a maximum amount of feedstock to its petrochemical production units. Yulong will also be able to convert a large amount of high sulfur residue (3.0 MMTA) to useful transportation fuels and petrochemical feedstock while removing sulfur and other contaminants.
The project scope includes the technology license, engineering, proprietary reactor internals and catalyst supply. CLG, together with its partner, is able to license a complete suite of residue hydrocracking technologies, including EST, LC-Fining, LC-Max, LC-Slurry and LC-LSFO technologies. These world-class technologies offer refiners a wide range of conversion options, including complete conversion of residua to valuable distillate products.