Plant Type: 14,000 BPD Topping Unit (Crude Unit)
Original Location: Vicksburg, MS Destination: Africa
Phoenix Equipment purchased a 14,000 BPD Crude Distillation Unit (Topping Unit) in Mississippi. This complete unit produces jet (aviation) fuel, diesel, naphtha, kerosene, butane mix and light Gasoline. The unit was originally built in 1978 to process 5,000 BPD of south Louisiana light sweet crude oil. Between 1991 and 1994, the unit underwent expansions to increase capacity. In 1995, the unit switched feedstock to heavy aromatic distillate to produce both gasoline blends and marine diesel oil blends.
This unit is ideal for a region which has limited crude oil supply, but a small demand of fuel, diesel, naphtha and kerosene. Phoenix Equipment received serious inquiries from customers worldwide, especially from Africa, South East Asia, and CIS regions. There were very limited technical documents left after the shutdown due to several changes in ownership. Nonetheless, our customers were confident the unit could be relocated and re-operated because it is a very common crude distillation process.
We re-sold this unit to a customer in Africa. We coordinated with the customer to hire a dismantling contractor who met the customer’s tight budget. The dismantlement was completed in less than 4 months. All purchased equipment and structures were shipped to Africa for refurbishment and reinstallation.