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Oleochemical complex to produce fatty acids, glycerin and fatty alcohols from crude coconut oil


PRIMOFINA OLEOCHEMICALS INC. San José Panganiban – Legaspi District – The Philippines

General contractor

De Smet Engineers & Contractors

Scope of works

Detailed design, engineering, supply and commissioning of the equipment for the process units.

Industrial operation


De Smet Companies involved

De Smet Malaysia, De Smet Singapore

Plant capacity
  • 250 MTPD bleaching
  • 165 MTPD fat hydrolysis and fatty acid fractionation
  • 21 MTPD glycerin refining
  • 100 MTPD fatty alcohols
Processing units
  • Pretreatment and bleaching
  • Neutralizing and deodorizing
  • Fat hydrolysis and sweet water evaporation
  • Glycerin refining
  • On/off-line fatty acid fractionation
  • Complete fatty alcohol line as follows :
    • Esterification, Hydrogen production,
    • Hydrogenation equipment,
    • Alcohol refining.
  • Thermal oil boiler plant
  • Flaking and bagging units
  • Spare parts
  • Laboratory
  • Workshop
  • Spare parts
  • Steel structures

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