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Shangneng Refinery to use Shell catalyst for 2021 Cycle

January 28/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Shandong Shangneng Group (Shangneng) has chosen Shell Catalysts & Technologies (SC&T) to provide them with their April 2021 hydrocracking catalyst refill for their two-stage DAO hydrocracker located in Dongying, Shandong province, China, according to Hydrocarbonprocessing.

Shangneng will be the first refinery to use a new heavy feed hydrocracking catalyst system (MACH) from SC&T when it starts up in April 2021.

The Shangneng refinery has a crude capacity of 3.5 MTPA, including a two-stage DAO hydrocracking unit for maximum diesel production at >98% conversion.

Based on successful work with several DAO hydrocrackers as well as similar two-stage hydrocracker configurations, SC&T was able to provide Shangneng with a plan to deliver an improved operating strategy and catalyst system. This includes a more robust pretreat catalyst system to accommodate the added DAO component and a new customized cracking catalyst system to deliver superior distillate yields at high conversion while minimizing PCA (poly-cyclic aromatics) accumulation in the recycle loop.

When the project is completed, the Shangneng hydrocracker is expected to have improved performance to support the capacity expansion of the hydrocracker at 98% conversion, generating an estimated margin improvement of USD15 million per year.

As MRC wrote before, Royal Dutch Shell has reported an outage at its olefins plant in Deer Park, Texas, on 5 January, 2021. The plant flared for 16 hours last Tuesday following unspecified process upset. Maximum steam cracker operating rate in Texas falls to 89%.

Ethylene and propylene are feedstocks for producing PE and polypropylene (PP).

According to MRC's DataScope report, PE imports to Russia decreased in January-November 2020 by 17% year on year and reached 569,900 tonnes. High density polyethylene (HDPE) accounted for the greatest reduction in imports. At the same time, PP imports into Russia increased by 21% year on year to about 202,000 tonnes in the first eleven months of 2020. Propylene homopolymer (homopolymer PP) accounted for the main increase in imports.

Royal Dutch Shell plc is an Anglo-Dutch multinational oil and gas company headquartered in The Hague, Netherlands and with its registered office in London, United Kingdom. It is the biggest company in the world in terms of revenue and one of the six oil and gas "supermajors". Shell is vertically integrated and is active in every area of the oil and gas industry, including exploration and production, refining, distribution and marketing, petrochemicals, power generation and trading.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PP, PE, crude and gaz condensate, homopolymer PP, propylene, HDPE, ethylene, petrochemistry, Shell, China, Russia, USA.
Category:General News
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