Persson inaugurated the new plant to produce sulfur-free diesel

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Persson inaugurated on Thursday Preem Lysekil new Isocracker-plant during the construction period, the largest industrial project. The inauguration took place before 250 invited employees, guests and journalists.

Prime Minister Goran Persson spoke of the importance of reducing carbon emissions and to Preem's choice which involves a shift from production of fuel oil to high-sulfur diesel is the way to go. Diesel has a higher efficiency, and transport a total way is not growing, it leads to a reduction in carbon emissions.

- Europe is in dire need of a cleaner diesel fuel, not least, it is important that in the near future could involve biological fuels from forest and agriculture said the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister concluded his speech by thanking Preem's owner Mohammed Al-Amoudi for his long-term investments.

Preem's owner for 12 years, Mohammed Al-Amoudi attended the official opening. Al-Amoudi has among other things, awarded the Polar Star for his efforts in Swedish industry. - The new facility will strengthen Preem Lysekil further its position at the very top when it comes to producing high-quality traffic fuels. I look forward to continued development of the company to meet increasing competition, says Preem's owner and chairman Mohammed Al-Amoudi.

The new Isocrackern means that Preem Lysekil's production will focus on vehicle fuels. The facility makes it possible to convert 3 million cubic meters of fuel oil to diesel.

- Sweden's transition to a reduced dependence on oil has been going on for many years, especially in the heating sector. However, demand for automotive fuels. We are exporting now 60 percent of our production. The value of Preem's exports amounted to over 30 billion in 2005, which contributes significantly to balance the Swedish oil bill , says Preem's President and CEO, Michael G: son Löw.

The project has employed up to 1,200 contractors under 3 years. Some of the building components were included in the new facility is: 4000 rörsmide tonnes, 3500 tonnes of concrete, 1,000 tons of reinforcement, 13000 tons rörgator resulting in a total80 km pipelines.

- The plant has now been trimmed, been tested and phased in with the rest of production at the refinery. Now we are able to run the entire plant in continuous operation at full capacity, says Per Olsson, Refinery Manager Preem Lysekil.

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