Byco a good omen for energy starved Pakistan
Byco’s newly completed oil refinery successfully completed its initial run of about 48 hours and was able to produce on-spec HSFO, HSD and Naphtha. This initial run was conducted during the course of pre-commissioning and commissioning activities.
Following this activity, the new Refinery will shortly be put to continuous 72 hours trial run. This is yet another milestone achieved which is a step forward towards smooth and safe commercial production. It will be the beginning of commercial production from country’s largest oil refinery.
The new refinery with a crude oil processing capacity of 120,000 barrels per day will be the largest in the Country. Based on full throughput it is expected to produce on annual basis about 1.6 million tons of high sulphur furnace oil (HSFO), 2.4 million tons of high speed diesel (HSD) and 1.1 million tons of motor spirit (MS).
Pakistan faces deficit of these products, which have to be imported. Indigenous production of these products by Byco will help the country in saving huge foreign exchange.
Byco group has already installed and commissioned the first ever SPM of the country, which is located at approximately 10.5 kilometers into the Arabian Sea, off the Refinery’s Mouza Kund Site, in Balouchistan.
The SPM facilitate larger sized tankers to take berth and meet the crude oil processing requirement of the two Byco refineries.