Aromatics Oman completes plant performance test run.Byline: Times News Service
SOHAR: Aromatics Oman LLC (AOL) has successfully completed the plant performance test run and has achieved all the guarantees with the process licensor, Axens Technology of France, and the EPC contractor, GS Engineering and Construction from South Korea.
The plant performance guarantee test run, which started last week, was successfully completed on Thursday, where all units of AOL operated at 100 per cent capacity. This has demonstrated the ability of plant to be operated at its full capacity in its present design, and produce on spec paraxylene and benzene, besides liquefied petroleum gas liquefied petroleum gas or LPG, mixture of gases, chiefly propane and butane, produced commercially from petroleum and stored under pressure to keep it in a liquid state. , light naphtha naphtha (năp`thə, năf`–), term usually restricted to a class of colorless, volatile, flammable liquid hydrocarbon mixtures. , raffinate raf·fi·nate
The portion of an original liquid that remains after other components have been dissolved by a solvent.
[French raffiner, to refine; see raffinose + -ate and heavy aromatics as additional by-products. These products are used in petrochemical industries and petroleum additives which are the base for other industries.
AOL started exporting its products from the complex in September 2009 and the first cargo of paraxylene and benzene were exported on December 24 and December 30, 2009,
Lauding this achievement, AOL CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. Yacoub Yusuf Bilal, said, Eoe1/4EoThis is a great milestone for the company, shareholders, employees, contractors and technology providers. We are proud to have achieved our plans smoothly on time and in accordance to the companyEoe1/4aos overall strategy.Eoe1/4A[yen]
Eoe1/4EoAOLEoe1/4aos mission is to be a premier aromatics complex with a state-of-the-art technology to produce the best quality benzene and paraxylene, and other related products. We are proud to be a partner in the strategic development in the promising economy of Sultanate by providing indigenous raw materials to further downstream businesses and creating numerous job opportunities to nationals in the petrochemical industries,Eoe1/4A[yen] he added.
AOL is a joint venture between Oman Oil Company Oman Oil Company (OOC) is a commercial company 100 % owned by the Government of the Sultanate of Oman. The company was created in 1992 to give the Government a vehicle for pursuing investment opportunities in the energy sector both inside and outside Oman. (70 per cent), Oman Refineries and Petrochemicals Company (20 per cent) and LG International, Korea (10 per cent). AOL started construction of the plant
in 2006 and had entered the commissioning phase in mid-2009.
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