Antipinsky Oil Refinery: Time-proven uniqueness

25.04.2013

The refinery first workflow phase with the design capacity of 400 thousand tons per year was put into operation already in November 2006, and due to technical re-equipment, its actual capacity reached 740 thousand tons per year as of 2008. The 2nd workflow phase modernization resulted, from November 2012, in the refinery total capacity (Crude Unit 1+ Crude Unit 2) of 4.2 MIO tons per year. In addition, Antipinsky Oil Refinery CJSC purchased and repaired the railway station of Antipino near which a finished product sector (FPS) was built for light petroleum products (gasoline, diesel fuel) shipment by railway. The FPS commissioning increased the plant total oil products loading capacity up to 8 MIO tons per year (3 MIO tons - basic loading capacity + 5 MIO tons - FPS). The plant main site tanks that became available due to this fact will be used as relay tanks what, in prospect, will allow to enhance the processing facilities operation reliability and to improve the enterprise oil processing capacity, in particular, for oil delivered by railway. The plant total tank farms volume is more than 315 thousand tons.

Today, Antipinsky Oil Refinery is the only commercial oil refinery plant in the Urals Federal District. Its location is advantageous, near a well-developed logistics network. The refinery is connected to JSC “Transneft” oil trunk pipelines with the total capacity of 6 MIO tons per year, taking into account the enterprise development, including the third workflow phase. Beside the fact that the Tyumen Region is distinguished by a high demand for oil products, Antipinsky Oil Refinery has a possibility to ship fuel to enterprises directly from the plant, loading small road tankers of 5-30 tons. Shipment of products in small volumes results in economy. The company strategic partners are leading foreign companies, including “VITOL”, “GLENCORE”, “MERCURIA”, “LITASCO”.

Presently, construction of the 3rd workflow phase is under way, which take place in a few stages. At the 3rd workflow phase first stage, Crude Unit 3 with the capacity of 3.7 MIO tons per year will be commissioned what will increase the plant crude oil refining capacity up to more than 7.5 MIO tons per year. Together with the unit, a number of off-site utilities will be put into operation: a commercial diesel fuel tank farm with the volume of 80 thousand tons, crude oil tank farm of 60 thousand tons, modern effluent treatment facilities. The project completion time is the 4th quarter of 2013.

At the 3rd workflow phase 2nd stage, for the purpose of bringing diesel fuel quality in line with the Euro-5 requirements (with sulphur content not exceeding 10 ppm) and ensuring the necessary setting point with a possibility for production of winter and arctic diesel fuel, a distillate hydro-treatment unit will be constructed (with Danish company Haldor Topsoe as the process licensor and basic design developer). To support the hydro-treatment unit operation, a hydrogen production unit and free sulphur production unit with a granulation section will be built. Completion time is the 4th quarter of 2014. At the last, 3rd stage, oil processing depth will be increased up to 94% due to putting into operation, in the 4th quarter of 2015, of a unit for vacuum tower bottoms delayed coking combined with an atmospheric residue vacuum distillation section. It will result in diesel fuel output increase up to 50% of the total processing volume.

The process licensor and basic design developer is American company “Foster Wheeler”. The coke resulting from vacuum tower bottoms coking, which is the end product, is highly demanded in metallurgy. Project investments in the period from 2010 to 2015 are planned at the level of 2 billion US dollars.

In 2016, it is planned to pass over to production of “Euro-5” standard top bracket gasoline with the octane number of at least 95 points by the research method by commissioning of a continuous catalytic reformer and isomerization plant. The process licensor is company “UOP”. In 2017-2018, it is planned to build a vacuum gas oil hydrocracker unit using as the raw material the company own vacuum gas oil from the vacuum tower bottoms delayed coking unit and vacuum distillation unit. In addition, a second hydrogen production unit and off-site utilities will be constructed.

At the time of Antipinsky Oil Refinery construction, special attention is paid to observation of high environmental standards. The plant accredited chemical and analytical laboratory environment department constantly controls the state of the environment, surface and waste water. To reduce the load on the environment, at the time of the plant engineering, a number of technological solutions were applied that allowed to reduce to the minimum the water consumption and, consequently, waste water discharge, pollutant emissions into the atmosphere, and to exclude pollution of the soil and subsoil waters with oil and oil products. In addition, within the framework of the third workflow phase construction, modern effluent treatment facilities are being constructed, which will ensure treatment of the industrial effluent and stormwater and domestic waste water to the required level allowing to use the treated waste water again or to dispose it into a fishery water body.

The enterprise policy is aimed at ensuring employees social security, creation of healthy and safe labor conditions. The management is not only concerned with offering high quality medical service, employees support using the system of various types of material aid and compensations, but, what is especially important, uses its best efforts to improve their living conditions. Thus, pursuant to the Board of Directors Chairman’s resolution, a block of 152 apartments is being built for specialists and the best workers, its commissioning is planned for 2013. Charity is one of the main trends of Antipinsky Oil Refinery social policy. The enterprise has developed key support trends: support is provided not through charity organizations and foundations, but directly to orphanages, foster homes, clubs, cultural institutions, etc. This is evidenced by the formed friendly relations with Municipal Educational Establishment “Orphanage No. 66” for orphans and children deprived of parental care. The enterprise does not ignore the sports trend either financing one of Tyumen Junior Judo clubs.

Antipinsky Oil Refinery unique character should be especially noted. It is determined by the fact that it is a private, not a state, project, the capacity of which will reach 7.5 MIO tons per year (2013), the petroleum products quality will conform to the Euro-5 standard (2014), and the processing depth will increase up to 94% (2015). In 2012, Antipinsky Oil Refinery processed more than 2.9 MIO tons of oil. In addition, about 345 thousand tons from the deposit of partner company Tarkhovskoye LLC were extracted and processed.

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