The Co-op Refinery Complex has installed a new gasoline desulphurization splitter.
Co-op says this is a major part of a $140-million project that will reduce the amount of sulphur in the gasoline produced.
The company says new federal regulations will come into effect on January 1, 2020 and the GDS will help ensure it has sustainable low sulphur gasoline blending in place to meet these new regulations. It says the equipment will enable CRC to achieve Tier III, ultra-low sulphur gasoline specifications and to produce fuel with higher octane levels compared to what is currently produced.
CRC says the 15-storey tall GDS will be the tallest vessel at the Refinery and one of the tallest structures on site.
This project represents a portion of the company’s annual capital spending. In 2019, Co-op Refinery Complex will spend approximately $250-million on capital investments, creating jobs and economic activity for the city and the province.