15 tanks for major Polish refinery, ORLEN Południe

Sizeable investment by one of Poland’s largest refineries

ORLEN Południe is investing in an installation for the production of organic glycol. This is the second installation of its kind in Europe and the first such one in Poland. As part of the project, Gpi was awarded the contract for the supply of 15 storage tanks for glycerine and ‘green’ glycol.

The assignment

Gpi – together with the contractor, TECHNIK Polska, and the operating company, Biproraf – is building 7 tanks on location at the customer’s plant in Trzebinia (Poland) and a further 8 tanks at its own factory. The 15 storage tanks have the key requirement of maintaining the temperature of the stored substances. The tanks have been designed by engineers at Gpi in compliance with the requirements of the Polish and European PL-EN-14015 standard.

Environmentally friendly solution

Propylene glycol is an environmentally friendly product. It is used, amongst other things, in cosmetics, medicines or in the food-processing industry. Glycerine is used in the production of glycol, which is a by-product in the production process of biodiesel from rapeseed oil. This is the new ‘green’ solution on the Polish market.

The goal

The new installation will start production next year. With this investment, ORLEN Południe ultimately aims to satisfy three-quarters of demand for glycol in Poland.

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