HOUSTON, Texas, March 10, 2015 — GTC Technology has signed an agreement with Westport Trading Europe, Ltd. (WTEL) to provide its GT-BenZap® licensed technology for a 25,000 TPY benzene saturation unit at the Seydi Refinery of the Turkmenbashi Complex of Refineries in Turkmenistan.
The GT-BenZap℠ unit will take a narrow C6 cut and remove over 99.9% of the benzene, thus allowing the refinery to produce high value-added oil free of aromatics for use in the food processing industry. GTC will supply the basic engineering package, technical services, proprietary catalyst and equipment. Start-up is planned for 2016.
“We are pleased to work with WTEL and the Seydi Refinery to provide effective solutions for managing aromatic molecules,” said Ilya Aranovich, GTC Technology Licensing Manager. “We are excited about the opportunity to expand the geography of our projects in the CIS countries and continue our track record of providing leading-edge solutions for the clients in this fast growing region of the world.”
Chuck Fink, 281-597-4800
Manager, Corporate Communications