Luberefs Yanbual Bahr, Saudi Arabia, refinery expansion – which will add 700,000 metric tons per year of API Group II base oil and increased bright stock production – is scheduled for completion in early 2016, with production commencing in 2016s second quarter, a company official told Lube Report.
Abdulwasea Bokhary, Luberefs manager for corporate planning, said the Yanbu expansion announced in 2012 includes a new Group II plant and a revamp of some existing Group I production facilities to increase bright stock production. When it first announced the project, Luberef said it would bring total bright stock output at Yanbu from 84,000 t/y up to 175,000 t/y. Bokhary noted that the product slate and production quantities have not changed since then.
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