Gazprom Neft is improving the energy efficiency of its oil refining processes
Gazprom Neft’s Moscow and Omsk Refineries have seen significant reductions in power, fuel and energy consumption throughout 2018, with the economic impacts of energy-saving initiatives reaching RUB447.4 million — 49.7 percent ahead of target. An energy-efficiency programme being implemented throughout the company’s refineries means further energy savings are still being made.
Works at the Omsk Refinery have included facilities being upgraded with innovative heat-saving coatings, operating regimes for process heaters being optimised, and major steam pipes refurbished. Heat and steam-condensation facilities and equipment have been modernised at the Moscow Refinery, and the efficiency of pumping equipment further improved. A total 25 energy-saving initiatives have been undertaken at Gazprom Neft’s Moscow and Omsk Refineries throughout 2018.
Anatoly Cherner, Deputy CEO for Logistics, Processing and Sales, Gazprom Neft, commented: “The company has been implementing its refinery modernisation programme since 2008, one objective of which is consistent improvements in energy efficiency. New, modern facilities are being constructed at our refineries as part of this programme, automated management and control systems introduced, and previous-generation technologies got rid of. Reducing energy consumption while improving the energy efficiency of the company’s refineries means we can reduce the environmental impacts of production still further.”
Gazprom Neft is currently involved in a full-scale modernisation programme at its Omsk and Moscow refineries, involving cumulative investment of more than RUB550 billion. The first stage of this modernisation has involved the construction and reconstruction of key technological facilities, allowing the complete transition to the production of Euro-5 fuels, significantly improving energy efficiency and environmental friendliness in production. The implementation of the second phase of the modernisation programme is now ongoing, as a result of which refining depth and the production of light petroleum products will increase to match the highest international standards.
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