Gazprom Neft, Honeywell's UOP and ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company Finalize Technology Licensing Agreement

PR Newswire

DES PLAINES, Ill. and FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UOP LLC (UOP), a Honeywell company, and ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company (EMRE) have finalized a technology licensing agreement with a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft under Honeywell's UOP and EMRE's joint marketing alliance.

The new technology will enable Gazprom to improve its production of refined distillates at its subsidiary, the Moscow Oil Refinery Plant. The refiner will combine UOP Distillate Unionfining™ hydroprocessing solutions with EMRE's distillate de-waxing technology to produce low-sulfur diesel.

Pete Piotrowski, vice president and general manager of Process Technology and Equipment for UOP said, "The combined UOP and EMRE technology platform offers the Moscow Oil Refinery a single, integrated solution for its hydroprocessing and fuel de-waxing needs."

"Together, UOP's hydroprocessing solutions and EMRE's distillate de-waxing technology will help Moscow Oil improve its high-quality, low-sulfur diesel refining capabilities," said Vince Alberico, manager of Technology, Sales and Licensing for EMRE.

The Moscow Oil Refinery Plant will install a hydroprocessing unit using UOP and EMRE technology as part of the plant's modernization program. The project will integrate UOP Distillate Unionfining technology with EMRE's MIDW™ processes for de-waxing diesel feedstocks. The addition of the hydrotreating unit will allow the refinery to produce fuel to meet more stringent Euro V emissions standards for motor vehicles. This agreement marks the first project in Russia to be launched under the joint EMRE-UOP alliance formed in 2012.

The UOP Distillate Unionfining process improves the quality of kerosene, jet fuel and diesel to meet stringent fuel regulations. EMRE's MIDW is a selective catalytic de-waxing process that can improve yields of high-quality diesel with excellent cold flow properties. 

UOP has been developing and licensing hydroprocessing solutions, including advanced catalysts and specialty equipment, for nearly 100 years. As a major research and engineering organization, EMRE develops a broad spectrum of refining technologies to safely and reliably respond to an array of process challenges.

About Honeywell's UOP

UOP LLC, headquartered in Des Plaines, Ill., USA, is a leading international supplier and licensor of process technology, catalysts, adsorbents, process plants, and consulting services to the petroleum refining, petrochemical, and gas processing industries. UOP is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Honeywell International, Inc. and is part of Honeywell's Performance Materials and Technologies strategic business group. For more information, go to www.uop.com.

All of Honeywell's businesses – Automation and Control Solutions, Aerospace, Transportation Fuels, Performance Materials and Technologies – are growing in the Russian market. Honeywell has 13 operational offices in Western Russia, Urals, Siberia and the Far East to support market growth in oil and gas, petrochemicals, ferrous and steel, precious and rare minerals, as well as large-scale infrastructure, road and rail construction.

Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges.  For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com.

About ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company

EMRE is the research and engineering arm of Exxon Mobil Corporation, a leading global oil, natural gas, and petrochemicals company whose subsidiaries have operations in nearly 200 countries and territories.  Additional information regarding ExxonMobil and technologies it licenses can be found at: www.exxonmobil.com/refiningtechnologies.

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