The Gazprom Neft Omsk Refinery has completed installation of major equipment at its new diesel-fuel hydrotreatment and dewaxing unit construction site. This column equipment produced by Uralkhimmash and Uraltechnostroy-Tuimazykhimash has been designed for final purification of feedstocks prior to shipment of the finished product.*,** The new facility will increase production of Euro-5 Arctic diesel fuels. Total investment in building the 2.5-million-tonne per-year facility stands at RUB17.5 billion. The project is scheduled for completion in 2021, and forms part of the full-scale modernisation of the Omsk Refinery, under implementation by Gazprom Neft since 2008.
The technological equipment installed at the site — stripper and vacuum columns — stand at 35 and 30 metres in height, respectively, with a total mass of 100 tonnes. The commissioning of this new facility forms part of a comprehensive plan of initiatives under the federal “Clean Air” project, the environmental benefits of which will facilitate the decommissioning of two outdated facilities.
«Russian technologies are being proactively utilised in modernising production facilities at the Omsk Refinery. Our longstanding partnership with leading domestic technological equipment producers is giving new impetus to developing domestic machine production and promoting ongoing efficiency improvements, as well as improving environmental friendliness in oil refining».Oleg Belyavsky General Director of Gazprom Neft’s Omsk Refinery
Gazprom Neft is currently involved in the full-scale modernisation programme at its Omsk Refinery, involving cumulative investment of more than RUB300 billion. The first stage of this modernisation has involved the plant moving over to the exclusive production of modern, environmentally friendly Euro-5 fuels. Implementation of the second phase of the modernisation programme is now ongoing, as a result of which refining depth and light product yield will increase to match the highest international standards.
* Uralkhimash is one of Russia’s leading equipment manufacturers for the gas processing, oil, chemical and other industries. Equipment produced at the plant is in operation at enterprises in more than 30 countries worldwide, including in Europe, Asia, South and Central America, and Africa. The company has been supplying equipment to the Omsk Refinery for more than 10 years, including -— among numerous pieces of technological equipment — a coke drum, reforming columns, and a cat-cracking gas-regeneration purification unit, installed at the Omsk Refinery this year.
** Uraltechnostroy-Tuimazykhimash is a rapidly developing company, specialising in equipment production for the nuclear energy, oil- and gas-production, oil- and gas-processing, chemical, oil, metallurgical and other industries. All equipment is supplied at ultimate factory readiness, complete with connections and piping, automation controls and service platforms, significantly reducing pre-commissioning lead-times.