Gazprom Neft, Honeywell's UOP and ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
Finalize Technology Licensing Agreement
DES PLAINES, Ill. and FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 17, 2013
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
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
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
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:
Contact: ExxonMobil Downstream Media Relations, (703) 846-4467, or John Simley
for Honeywell's UOP, (847) 391-2278, email@example.com
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