T&I had a specific technical problem related to the weld repair of a material in high-alloy metallurgy.
LPG production in the refinery had been reduced due to less feed stock available for FCCU post commissioning of LSDP
in 2007 and had further reduced with commissioning of LBOP in 2011.
The ultra-low sulphur hydrocracker bottoms feedstock from the LSDP
facility combined with Chevron Lummus Global and Neste Jacobs Technology allows the manufacture of VHVI base oils.
project produces ultra low sulphur diesel, the highest value product.
facility has been a long-term plan for the company as part of its ongoing Strategic Investment Programme.
As soon as all the operational tests had been completed on the LSDP
we gave the go ahead for the lube plant, and created a joint venture with Neste Oil of Finland because they had the largest share of the market in Europe for very high quality finished oil.
As we mentioned earlier, we have already completed the LSDP
project which addresses the diesel quality issue.
Feedstock for the project comes from the bottom of the existing hydrocracker unit that was built by the LSDP
Other technology-related developments in 2009 included: * Implementation of a Microsoft Enterprise Project Management tool to manage major and interlinked IT projects at Bapco; *Introduction of online payslips for senior Bapco staff; * Schlumberger was selected to implement an expanded Geographical Information System (GIS) capability which brings onto one platform data from different areas of the company; and * South Process Distributed Control System (DCS) consoles were upgraded and relocated from the South Process Control Building to the LSDP
The feedstock for this project is provided by Bapco's LSDP
produces ultra low sulphur diesel with a sulphur content of only 10 parts per million (ppm), complying with strict international emissions standards in markets such as the US and Europe.
is a key aspect of the visionary strategic investment programme (SIP) which includes the refinery gas desulphurisation project (RGDP), lube base oil project (LBOP), sulphur handling project and waste-water treatment project.