Capacity: 3,000 MTPD (Clean Syngas)
It is designed to consume 59 mt/hr (1,400 mt/day) of heavy residues to produce 130 mt/hr of clean syngas, consisting primarily of CO and H2. The facility is slightly over-designed (6%) to accommodate crude oils other than the standard Arab Heavy. The Claus sections are 36% over-designed to accommodate Basrah Medium high-sulfur feedstocks. The grey water treatment system is 58% overdesigned to accommodate Iranian Heavy feedstocks.
This plant converts heavy refinery residues into clean syngas utilizing licensed technology from Texaco (GE Gasification), ABB, UOP, Parson (Claus units), and Praxair. This facility was running at the time of inspection and is expected to shut down at the end of this year (2012). The 300-MW turbine generator (not for sale) will then be converted to run on natural gas instead of syngas.
The site has good rail and truck access. It is located directly on the ocean and has its own harbor for crude oil unloading and finished product loading. Equipment removed from this facility can be loaded directly on barges at the facility shoreline, since this is how the equipment was delivered.