OMSK OIL REFINERY STARTED INSTALLATION OF RUSSIAN LARGE EQUIPMENT AT DIESEL HYDROTREATING UNIT
Russia’s Gazprom Neft 480,000b/d Omsk refinery started installation of large-sized demestically produced equipment, at the diesel hydrotreatment unit, the company reports.
The project provides for the installation of 150 units of Russian made equipment - this is about 85% of the total volume of the structures under construction. The commissioning of the unit is penciled for 2020.
Hydrotreating unit capacity will be 2.5mn t per year. It will ensure the processing of the increased volume of secondary gas oil, which will enter the production system of the refinery after the commissioning of the delayed coking unit. The Omsk Refinery will be able to increase the production of winter diesel blends, will decommission two installations of the past generation. Investments are estimated at Rbl17.5bn (about $270mn).
Leading domestic equipment manufacturers are taking part in the construction of the diesel hydrotreating unit. The first large-size apparatus mounted on the site was a 51t heat exchanger manufactured by Volgogradneftemash specialists.
In November last year, the company reported about the plans to acquire a stripping column 37m high, 3.6m diamater, weighing t, produced by Izhora Plants company.
Currently, the Omsk Refinery runs are 426,000 b/d (21.3mn t/yr), producing more than 500 types of marketable products. The refinery entered the second stage of modernization. According to the results of all the work, Gazprom Neft expects to increase the depth of processing at the refinery to 97% and increase the yield of light products to 80%.
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