The Laffan Refinery Venture has celebrated the successful start-up of its new Diesel Hydrotreater (DHT) Project. The first of its kind in Qatar, the new facility was completed without a Lost Time Incident (LTI) and brought in ahead of schedule and under budget cementing the refinery’s reputation for world class execution of hydrocarbon projects.
The start-up itself was declared 3 weeks early on the 10th of April and this was followed by the catalyst activation on the 26th April with “on-spec” product being delivered from the performance test on the 14th May.
Qatargas Chief Executive Officer, Sheikh Khalid Bin Khalifa Al-Thani said; “I am extremely happy to welcome this new asset into the Qatargas family. The introduction of ultra-low sulphur diesel to our economy is a major step forward in terms of our commitment to responsible environmental management and is a critical component of the State of Qatar’s 2030 vision.”