Axens Selected for Byco Petroleum’s Refinery Upgrading Project

Top Quote Byco Petroleum, Pakistan's largest oil refiner, has selected France-based for its Refinery Upgrading Project Phases I, II & III to support in producing Euro V gasoline and diesel in Pakistan. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) October 08, 2021 - Byco and Axens are pleased to announce that Axens has been selected to support Byco’s Refinery upgrading Project Phases I, II, III with providing advanced technical solutions in order to achieve Euro V gasoline and diesel specifications in Pakistan.

    This award reinforces the intense cooperation between Axens and Byco Petroleum Pakistan Limited, which started in 2019 when Byco awarded Axens with an adaptive study consisting in evaluating the configuration of units to be fitted into their existing refineries. Axens developed at that time a Linear Programming modelling solution that allowed Byco to define the basis of their future refineries configuration and operation when processing different crude oils.

    “Axens is delighted to be part of this key project and to support Byco refineries Pakistan’ sustainability strategy. Byco will benefit from Axens’ capabilities of latest generation of advanced catalysts and proprietary equipment solutions.” Stephane Wermester, Sales Director Asia, Process Licensing Business Unit at Axens.

    “Byco is delighted to select AXENS to provide multiple solutions for the Upgrade-1 Project. Through this new collaboration, Byco will benefit from the Latest generation catalysts, Prime-G+® technology and proprietary internals to meet EURO-V refinery specifications and higher for road fuels specifications. We thank the AXENS team for innovative solutions for the Upgrade-1 Project by LP modelling, design reviews, catalysts selection and state-of-the-art technologies. We hope to continue the strong relationship with AXENS for years to come.” Wasi Khan, Chairman Board of Directors, Byco Petroleum.

    About Byco:
    Byco is Pakistan’s leading petroleum company engaged in the businesses of oil refining, petroleum marketing, and petroleum logistics. Headquartered in Karachi, Byco is serving the mission to fulfill Pakistan's energy demand. Byco has Pakistan's largest refining capacity of 156,000 barrels a day, converting crude oil into various saleable components including Liquefied Petroleum Gas, Light Naphtha, Heavy Naphtha, High Octane Blending Component, Motor Gasoline, Kerosene, Jet Fuels, High Speed Diesel and Furnace Oil.

    For more information, please contact Byco’s Communications at info ( @ ) byco dot, or call (021) 111-222-081 x. 305. Visit Byco’s website at:

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