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Company News, 2005-12-06, 09:00 AM

Uhde to build turnkey plant for PCK refinery in Schwedt, Germany

The German refining company, PCK Raffinerie GmbH, has commissioned Uhde with the design and construction of a turnkey plant for the etherification of light naphtha with bioethanol in Schwedt, Germany, around 100km north-east of Berlin. The contract includes the engineering, supply of all material and equipment, construction management, commissioning supervision and training of the operating personnel.

The contract is worth some 25 million euro. The plant, which will have an annual capacity of almost one million tonnes of high-quality light naphtha, will be based on a process licensed by the Finnish company Neste Jacobs Oy. It is scheduled to come on-stream in September 2006.

The light naphtha produced will be used at the refinery as a blending component for the production of modern environment-friendly gasoline. The new plant will raise the octane number of the fuel component by almost two points and considerably increase the percentage of replenishable feedstocks or renewable energy sources contained in the fuel.

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