Rafinerija Nafte Brod Selects Technology from Honeywell's UOP and ExxonMobil
UOP, a Honeywell company, and ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company (EMRE) announced today that Rafinerija Nafte Brod, Bosnia and Herzegovina's sole oil refinery, has selected UOP and EMRE technology to improve the quality of refined lubricants and fuels.
The licensing agreement is the first under a joint licensing alliance formed by Honeywell's UOP and EMRE last year.
The refiner will combine Honeywell's UOP Unicracking hydroprocessing solutions with EMRE's distillate and lubricant de-waxing technologies to produce ultra-clean jet and diesel fuels and high-quality lubricant base stocks.
The Unicracking complex will include Honeywell's UOP two-stage Unicracking process integrated with EMRE's MSDW process for selective dewaxing lubricant feedstocks and EMRE's MIDW processes for dewaxing diesel feedstocks.
The complex will upgrade more than 45,000 barrels per stream day of kerosene, diesel and vacuum gas oil feedstock into high-quality diesel and jet fuels. It will also produce high-quality base oils that will be used for the production of Group II and Group III lubricants at Refineria Ulia Modricha, which is part of the oil refining production chain in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The new complex is scheduled to start operations in 2016.