Jizzakh Petroleum, a joint venture of Uzbekistan’s State-owned Uzbekneftegaz and Russian oil exploration company Gazprom International’s subsidiary Gas Project Development Central Asia will use US multinational conglomerate Honeywell Universal Oil Products (UOP) technologies to build a new refinery capable of processing five-million tons a year of crude oil to produce clean-burning petrol, diesel and jet fuel.
The refinery is being built in the Jizzakh region of eastern Uzbekistan.
Honeywell UOP will provide licensing and basic engineering design services to Jizzakh Petroleum for CCR Platforming, Par-Isom, Distillate Unionfining, Unicracking and Merox processes. When completed, the refinery will produce 3.7-million tons a year of Euro V-quality motor fuels, 700 000 t a year of aviation fuel and 500 000 t a year of other products, including liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and bitumen.
“Jizzakh Petroleum is building this refinery to increase production of high-quality motor fuels and meet growing domestic demand for those fuels,” Honeywell UOP president John Gugel said in a statement in July. “The company chose Honeywell UOP owing to the suitability of its technologies and its experience working in the region.”
Honeywell UOP’s CCR Platforming process converts low-quality naphtha to high-octane blending components for petrol and a feed for aromatics production. Its Unicracking process provides deep refining of crude oil feedstocks, which enables it to produce transportation fuels that adhere to more stringent emissions regulations from a wider range of feedstocks than has previously been possible.
In addition, The UOP Par-Isom process upgrades light naphtha into high-value isomerate for gasoline blending, and the UOP Merox process treats jet fuel and LPG to meet product specifications. UOP distillate Unionfining is a middle distillates hydrotreating process that removes contaminants from feed streams.
Honeywell UOP is a leading international supplier and licensor of process technology, catalysts, adsorbents, equipment, and consulting services to the petroleum refining, petrochemicals, and gas processing industries.