PetroChina’s Fushun refinery adds coking unit Reuters / BEIJING, July 30, 2010 – PetroChina’s Fushun refinery has added a 2.4 million tonne-per-year (43,000 barrels per day) coking unit to process heavy residue fuels into higher-value fuels, the company’s parent, CNPC, said on Friday. The Fushun plant, in northeast Jilin province, spent two and half years adding a series of refining facilities that also include a 660,000 tonne-per-year hydroskimmer for gasoline and a 170,000-tpy hydrotreating unit for kerosene. Together with the main coking unit, they cost just over one billion yuan , CNPC reported in its in-house newspaper China Petroleum Daily.
Fushun operates a total crude processing capacity of 230,000 bpd. A coking unit cracks through a thermal process heavy residues into gasoline, kerosene and liquefied petroleum gas .
Here is update on CNPC Fushan Coker & it looks like Fushun new coker has been completed.
China Petroleum Jilin Chemical Engineering & Construction did the installation services on the coker.
This was Fushun’s second coking unit the older unit was 35MBD charge / 410kmtpy petcoke and made high quality anode petcoke. It is expected the new coker will make fuel petcoke – but not confirmed.