In addition to its portfolio of Group-I base oils, Luberef will expand production in its Luberef-II Yanbu Plant to include the manufacturing of Group-II base oils; thereby doubling its overall production of base oils to about 1.2 million MT per annum.
The expansion will include the following units:
- Hydrocracker Unit.
- ISO De-Waxing Unit.
- Hydrogen and Hydrogen Recovery Unit.
- Sulphur Recovery Unit.
- Gas Treatment Unit.
The expanded Luberef-II site will have an increased production capacity of 708 KMT for Group-II base oils and an additional 90 KMT for brightstock. The plant will also produce drilling fluid and speciality low viscosity oils.
Marketable by-products will include:
- Ultra Low Sulphur and Sulphur
- Diesel (ULSD)
- Marine Heavy Fuel Oil
The expansion project is driven by
scale and quality aspirations that
aim to satisfy future market needs.
The design and operating flexibility of the new units will give Luberef the capability to adjust to fluctuating market conditions.
Furthermore, Luberef is working in collaboration with additive companies and customers to obtain the necessary technical approvals for its Group-II base oils to ensure a successful entry into the market.