Turkish Refiner Tüpraş Using Honeywell UOP Unicracking™ Technology To Boost Diesel Production

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July 27, 2016

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) UOP announced that Turkey’s largest oil refiner is using Honeywell technology to boost diesel fuel production at its facility in Izmit, Turkey.

Tüpraş, the country’s largest industrial company, is using Honeywell UOP’s Unicracking™ enhanced two-stage processing unit to produce 75,000 barrels per day (BPSD) of middle distillate products, including Jet A-1 aviation fuel and Euro V diesel fuel. The technology, which can increase diesel production by up to 7 percent, will help Tüpraş meet domestic demand for the transportation fuel.

“Honeywell has provided refining technology and process automation to Tüpraş refineries for several decades, helping to build Turkey’s domestic oil industry,” said Orhan Genis, president of Honeywell in Turkey and Central Asia. “This project is another significant milestone in this strategic relationship between our companies.”

The Izmit facility is the largest refinery in Turkey, producing 40 percent of Turkey’s domestic supply of petroleum products. In addition to Honeywell UOP’s technology, the facility also employs automation and control technology from Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS). HPS is upgrading controls at two other Tüpraş refineries as part of a five-year service, maintenance and support contract aimed at improving operations and reducing maintenance costs.

“Turkey currently imports diesel, and diesel consumption is growing by 2½ percent per year,” said Mike Millard, vice president and general manager, Process Technology and Equipment at Honeywell UOP. “This technology is proven to enable refiners such as Tüpraş to improve fuel production while reducing energy and hydrogen consumption and other costs compared with competing technologies.”

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