“The commissioning of Workflow Phase III will enable the Antipinsky Oil Refinery to increase its total refining capacity up to 7.5 million tons per annum,” said the company’s Director General Gennady Lisovichenko launching the first startup complex of the refinery’s Workflow Phase III.
According to him, the company refined 4 million tons of oil in 2013. “The commissioning of new capacities will enable the refinery to reach 94% maximum oil refining depth and manufacture Euro-5 compliant petroleum products,” he said.
The refinery is currently focused on the construction of Workflow Phase III which is divided into several stages. The first stage provides for the commissioning of ELOU-AT-3 oil refining unit launched yesterday by the RF State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin, Tyumen Region Governor Vladimir Yakushev, Chairman of the Antipinsky Oil Refinery’s CJSC Board of Directors Dmitry Mazurov and the refinery’s Director General Gennady Lisovichenko. The unit capacity is 3.7 million tons per annum.
It should be noted that a number of off-site facilities were built along with the unit including a commercial-grade diesel fuel tank farm with the capacity of 80 K tons and crude oil tank farm with the capacity of 60 K tons. One of the most important Workflow Phase III facilities is a 5-stage water treatment facility meeting the stringiest environmental standards. Its operation will enable the refinery to increase its existing high level of environmental safety many-fold and minimize its environmental footprint.
At the second stage, the refinery’s diesel fuel hydrotreating unit will be built. Its commissioning is scheduled for the end of 2014. To ensure the unit’s operation, hydrogen generation and elemental sulfur production units will be built. At the third stage of Workflow Phase III, the refinery will reach the refining depth of up to 94% by the commissioning of a combined deferred tar carbonization unit with a fuel oil vacuum distillation module in Q4 2015. The resulting diesel fuel output will be increased to 50% of the total refining volume.