Chevron Lummus gets contract for Petrobras' Group II base oil unit
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Chevron Lummus gets contract for Petrobras’ Group II base oil unit

Chevron Lummus Global LLC (CLG) announced a recent contract award from Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) for a new 12,580 barrel-per-day (bpd) hydroisodewaxing (HIDW) unit at the GasLub Hub, a lubricant plant in Itaboraí, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil. 

Petrobras is a state-owned Brazilian multinational corporation in the petroleum industry headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Chevron Lummus Global’s scope includes the technology license, basic design engineering, and research unit testing services.

Employing CLG’s ISODEWAXING and ISOFINISHING technologies, the unit will produce a wide viscosity range of premium API Group II/ II+ lubricating base oil grades for the first time in Brazil and South America. The addition of this unit is expected to bring significant benefits to the region by minimising existing dependence on imported base oils, which is part of Petrobras’ strategy to produce higher value-added and quality products to better serve the market.

Decades of dedicated research and development have made Chevron Lummus Global the most trusted technology provider for premium base oils. Since Chevron’s invention of ISODEWAXING technology in 1993, CLG lube base oil technologies have provided operators worldwide with enhanced performance, profitability and optimum utilization of existing assets.