Gazprom Neft’s Omsk Refinery strengthens collaboration with Russian equipment manufacturers
Installation of domestically produced large-scale equipment for the construction of a new diesel fuel hydrotreatment complex has now started at Gazprom Neft’s Omsk Refinery. This project envisages the installation of more than 150 pieces of equipment in total, all of it Russian-produced, comprising 85 percent of total construction of the facility. The future complex will have a production capacity of 2.5 million tonnes per year, producing cutting-edge winter diesel and immediately replacing two outdated facilities. The commissioning of this facility, construction of which is being undertaken as part of the second phase of the Omsk Refinery’s modernisation, is expected in 2020. Total investment in this project stands at RUB17.5 billion.
Leading domestic equipment manufacturers are involved in the construction of the diesel hydrotreatment facility, with the first large-scale equipment installed at the site being a 51-tonne heat exchanger produced by specialists at Volgogradneftemash. The use of cutting-edge heat exchanging equipment means savings can be made in fuel costs for heating raw materials, ensuring high energy efficiency at the future complex.
Oleg Belyavsky, CEO of the Gazprom Neft Omsk Refinery, commented: “The Omsk Refinery is working closely with key Russian equipment manufacturers in implementing projects for the second phase of modernisation. Cutting-edge domestic solutions prove effective in operation, and mean we don’t have to rely on foreign suppliers.”
The diesel fuel hydrotreatment unit will allow a greater volume of secondary gasoil to be processed, which will subsequently be returned to the production system at the Omsk Refinery, following the commissioning of the new delayed coking unit. Thanks to cutting-edge de-waxing technology, the new fuel will improve performance for diesel engines while further reducing environmental impacts, due to its ultra-low sulphur content.
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.
, Omsk Oil Refinery