Haltermann Carless installs last major component of new hydrogenation unit

Haltermann Carless installs last major component of new hydrogenation unit
3rd March 2020 Sandra Zirm

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, March 3 2020 – Haltermann Carless, a company of HCS Group and a leading supplier of high-value hydrocarbon solutions, has completed the installation of the main components at the new hydrogenation plant in Speyer with the installation of a 70 MT tank container.

The 320m3 tank will collect intermediate products, which will be fed back into the hydrogenation process in a further stage and then processed into products ready for sale. This will maximise the yield of valuable products from the raw materials and optimise the site’s recycling management.

The 20-metre long and 5-metre diameter component was placed on a foundation with two mobile cranes and will be later covered with sand and planted over.

The hydrogenation plant will be put into operation mid-2020. Three types of raw materials will be processed in the new hydrogenation plant: pentanes, which are used as blowing agents in insulation materials, naphtha, which is roughly equivalent to crude gasoline, and gas oil, which is very similar to diesel fuel.



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Haltermann Carless installed a 70 MT tank at the Speyer site in Germany, the last major component for the new hydrogenation unit


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About HCS Group

HCS Group is a leading international supplier of solutions for high-value hydrocarbon specialties. The Group includes the brands Haltermann Carless, ETS Racing Fuels and EOS. HCS Group has about 500 employees and is headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The company belongs to H.I.G. Europe, a subsidiary of the US private equity company H.I.G. Capital. More information: www.h-c-s-group.com

About Haltermann Carless

Haltermann Carless, one of the oldest chemical companies in the world, provides innovative hydrocarbon-based specialty products and solvents and associated services to best serve its customers. The company operates a network of state of the art facilities for refining, processing and blending to produce a wide variety of specialty products in key business areas: Automotive, Middle Distillates, Oil & Gas, Pentanes, Performance Fuels, Performance Solvents and Special Aromatics. Haltermann Carless is a brand of HCS Group. More information: www.haltermann-carless.com

Media Contact

Sandra Zirm
HCS Group GmbH
Edmund-Rumpler-Str. 3
60549 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
+49 69 695 386-117