Chevron Lummus Global Announces Successful Start-Up of Vacuum Residue Upgrading Plant

Media: Thad Sauvain, +1 510 242 4629 [email protected]

Richmond, CA – October 20, 2017 – Chevron Lummus Global (CLG) is proud to announce the successful start-up of a vacuum residue upgrading plant using CLG Vacuum Residue Desulfurization (VRDS) technology. The plant is part of CNOOC Oil & Petrochemicals Co., Ltd.’s Huizhou Refinery Phase II project. CNOOC is a subsidiary of China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC). CLG is a joint venture between Chevron U.S.A. Inc. and CB&I.
The 4 million ton per year VRDS unit at the Huizhou Refinery was commissioned in September 2017. This unit is one of the largest residue upgrading units in the world and is the biggest in China. VRDS converts very low value residue to high-quality RFCC feed and enables the RFCC to significantly increase the production of gasoline and propylene. The CLG VRDS process is cutting edge technology that helps customers achieve maximum value from a wide range of opportunity crudes.
"CLG has substantial global market share for RDS/VRDS technology," said Leon de Bruyn, Managing Director of CLG. "As a world leading hydroprocessing technology licensor, we are excited to continue hearing success stories such as CNOOC’s Huizhou Refinery and grateful to see our technologies offering a competitive advantage to our customers.”
About Chevron Lummus Global
Chevron Lummus Global LLC (CLG), a joint venture between Chevron U.S.A. Inc. and CB&I, is a leading process technology licensor for refining hydroprocessing technologies and alternative source fuels, as well as a global leader in catalyst system supply. CLG offers the most complete bottom-of-the-barrel solution for upgrading heavy oil residues. Our research and development experts are continuously seeking advancements in technology and catalysts that will improve operating economics for your next project. For more information, visit