Montana Renewables returns to full operations after steam-drum replacement, turnaround
Updated: Dec 4, 2023
Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP announced Dec. 1 that its Montana Renewables LLC renewable diesel facility in Great Falls, Montana, has returned to normal operations.
The previously announced steam-drum replacement and turnaround activity has been successfully completed.
The facility is now processing over 12,000 barrels (504,000 gallons) per day of renewable feedstock.
“We are pleased to have completed the repair work on the cracked steam drum and the turnaround, which we pulled forward into November,” said Bruce Fleming, CEO of Montana Renewables.
“Montana Renewables is now running full, and we enter a strategically exciting 2024 with no planned turnarounds,” Fleming added.
“I am thankful to the team in Great Falls for their hard work to complete the maintenance work and return the plant to safe, normal operations,” he said.
The return to normal operations comes following August, September and October when the plant operated at 50 percent utilization.
In November, the plant was in complete shutdown for the turnaround most of the month.
Over the next three months, MRL will run off the renewable feedstock inventory built throughout the maintenance period and resume the normal procurement of advantaged feedstocks.