Lagos — The plant, currently producing up to 156,000 bpd of petroleum products, has a broad portfolio that includes liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), jet fuel, gasoline, diesel, sulfur, fuel oil components and chemical feedstocks such as light naphtha and propylene.
Sarens has assisted with the plant’s refurbishment work by replacing the E451 heat exchanger using a crane with a lifting capacity of up to 750 tons.
Sarens, world leader in heavy lifting, engineered transport and crane rental solutions, has participated in the renovation and upgrading of the plant’s facilities by replacing the E451 heat exchanger with a new unit.
For this task, Sarens engineers selected the Liebherr LR750 crane because of its high lifting capacity, with up to 750 tons of maximum load, in environments with limited space.
Hengyuan Refining’s oil plant in Port Dickson, Malaysia, currently has the capacity to produce up to 156,000 barrels per day of petroleum products and is one of the largest in Malaysia. It is one of the oldest in the region as the company was founded in 1960 and started operations in 1963.
The plant has a broad product portfolio that includes liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), jet fuel, gasoline, diesel, sulfur, fuel oil components, and chemical feedstocks such as light naphtha and propylene.
The crane used by Sarens in the maintenance works was moved from the Sungai Besi-Ulu Kelang Elevated Expressway (SUKE) project in Kuala Lumpur to Port Dickson, the location of the plant, in a logistical operation that required 22 low-floor trailers.
The machinery was working at the plant for approximately one month, including crane erection.
The main challenge of the operation was the limited space where the lifting work was required. The site was very crowded and left little room for the crane to maneuver. It was therefore decided to use the LR750 model with the crane configuration would be 77 m main boom with SDBW configuration.
Sarens Project Manager for this replacement work, Chaini Mos, explained the main tasks to be performed “The lifting radius would be approximately 48 meters, and the total weight of the equipment to be lifted is 110 tons, excluding the mounting accessories and the hook pulley, and the main limitation was space, but with the LR750 and its operability we managed to replace the heat exchanger successfully within the established time frame”.
The refinery’s main operating units consist of two crude distillers, a long residue catalytic cracker (LRCCU), two naphtha treaters and a merox plant, two reformers and a gas oil treatment plant. It also produces a wide range of petroleum products, including liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, and chemical feedstocks such as light naphtha and propylene. Approximately 85% of these refined products are sold in Malaysia, mainly through three channels: the multi-product pipeline to the Klang Valley and KLIA, its truck loading gantry for local customers (West Malaysia) and the export of products to ships through its jetty to East Malaysia and overseas markets.
Sarens has more than 60 years of international experience in the development and installation of strategically important projects. In the energy sector, Sarens has been recently involved in the Clean Fuel Project works in Thailand, in the expansion of the S-Oil plant in Ulsan, South Korea, in the construction of the Petroperu refinery in Talara (Peru), and in the Skikda refinery in Algeria among others. Sarens was recently commissioned by PTSC M&C for the load out of an LQUP jacket weighing more than 4,500 tons in Vietnam that will be dedicated to the extraction of oil & gas in the Bay of Bengal.
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