In late 2010, Shell started building work on an advanced plant for the production of clean ultra-low-sulphur diesel (ULSD) at their Pernis site.
This new plant will be called HDS-6, which stands for HydroDesulphurisation, and will be Shell’s sixth desulphurisation plant, hence the 6.
The state-of-the-art technology used at the HDS-6 plant was developed in-house by Shell, and has meanwhile proven itself at various other sites. But this desulphurisation technology is not the only ground-breaking feature of this new plant. Thanks to integration of the latest gadgets, this plant will be one of the world’s most sustainable and efficient refineries.
All plant equipment is connected to process computers in the central control room through a highly advanced communication network for optimum transparency and reliability.
On top of that, pipes and storage drums will be treated with aluminium (TSA) to prevent corrosion under insulation and multiply the service life of these pipes and drums by six.
Brabant Groep’s operating companies were hired to treat the pipes. In late 2010 and in 2011, pipes for Shell’s new plant were treated with TSA (Thermal Spray Aluminium) at our Oosterhout and Waspik sites.