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Kitimat Clean Refinery

Kitimat Clean Refinery

Kitimat Clean Inc. | Canada | 2014

World's largest and greenest
GTL refinery when built

550,000 barrels
per day of diluted bitumen

CO2 emissions
among the lowest for any heavy crude refinery

$22 billion
estimated capital cost

Challenges

  • Build the largest integrated gas-to-liquids refinery in the world.
  • Use state-of-the-art design to process Alberta bitumen (extra-heavy oil with 8–10 API gravity) with the lowest carbon emissions of any refinery in the world and remain economically viable.
  • Refine products for export, including ultra-low sulfur diesel and superior gasoline that meets Euro-5 equivalent specifications.

Solutions

  • Completed a feasibility study, including design engineering and capital-and-operating cost estimates, to develop and technically validate a process configuration.
  • Designed a refinery with zero coke and fuel-oil production, minimal water intake, and zero water disposal by integrating it with GTL technology.

Highlights

  • Novel technologies employed to minimize NOx, SOx, and CO2 emissions.
  • CO2 emissions per barrel among the lowest for any refinery processing heavy crude.

Project numbers

550,000 barrels per day of diluted bitumen processed
460,000 barrels per day of refined fuels produced
3,000 people employed once plant operational

Services & technologies provided

Engineering

Gas

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