Building new installation: conversion vacuum residu into high-value products. Transport remaining vacuum gas oil to Zeeland Refinery. Large impact on refinery infrastructure (Project Lot 5) and existing utilities (Project ELEKTRA).
Client: Total Raffinaderij Antwerpen (TRA)
Period: 2013 - 2014
OPTARA = OPTimalisation Amsterdam - Rotterdam - Antwerpen Area
Scope Sweco Belgium
Total Raffinaderij Antwerpen (TRA), in the port of Antwerp, is the second biggest, most complex refinery of the Total Group and the third biggest refinery in Europe. TRA is an important link in the integrated petrochemical complex of Total in Belgium. Large oil tankers unload crude oil at the terminal in Rotterdam. This oil is transferred through a pipeline to Antwerp in order to be converted in the refinery into high-value products such as petrol, diesel and kerosene for both the European and American markets, and into base products such as naphtha, butane and aromatics for the petro-chemicals industry.
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