Modernization of ELOU-AT-2 unit (an electric desalting and dehydrating plant with atmospheric distillation) has been finished at Antipinsky Oil Refinery CJSC. As of today the capacity of this unit amounts to 404 tons of refined oil per hour, what is tantamount to 3.5 million tons p.a. Therefore, from the new year the refinery will be transferred to operation with the equivalent of refining capacity of 4.2 million tons p.a. (ELOU-AT-1 + ELOU-AT-2).
Antipinsky Oil Refinery situated in the south-east of Tyumen not far from Antipino rural settlement was founded in 2004. Today the enterprise is one of medium-sized oil refineries.
In November 2006 the authorities of Tyumen officially permitted to commission the 1st construction phase of Antipinsky Oil Refinery CJSC with the estimated capacity of refining 400 thousand tons of oil p.a. In 2008 the actual capacity of the 1st phase amounted to 740 thousand tons p.a. due to retooling and modernization.
In April 2010 the authorities of Tyumen officially permitted to commission the 2nd construction phase with the estimated capacity of refining 2.75 million tons of oil p.a. As a result of the 2nd phase modernization the total capacity of the enterprise reaches 4.2 million tons of oil products p.a. today. The refinery is connected to the oil trunk pipelines of Transneft JSC with the total capacity of 6 million tons p.a.
This March the multicurrency facility agreement was signed for an overall amount of USD 750 million. The parties to this agreement are Gazprombank OJSC, Raiffeisen Bank International AG and Raiffeisenbank CJSC jointly with Glencore International AG, Vitol S.A., Globexbank and WestLB AG (London). The funds obtained are now being used for the construction of work-flow phase III of the refinery. Construction works are carried out in several stages.
ELOU-AT-3 unit with the capacity of 3.7 million tons p.a. will be commissioned at the 1st stage of work-flow phase III, it will swell the refinery’s crude oil processing capacity to more than 7.5 million tons p.a.
Together with the unit several off-site facilities will be commissioned: the tank farm for commercial diesel fuel with the volume of 80 thousand tons, the tank farm for crude oil with the volume of 60 thousand tons, up-to-date treatment facilities. To be completed in the 4th quarter of 2013.
Diesel fuel hydrotreating unit will be built at the 2nd stage of work flow phase III for the quality of diesel fuel to comply with Euro-5 standards (with the sulfur content not exceeding 10 ppm) and for the necessary freezing point to be ensured so that winter and arctic diesel fuels can be produced (Danish company Haldor Topsoe is the licenser of the process and the developer of the basic project). To guarantee the operation of the hydrotreating unit hydrogen production units with the gas amine treatment block and sulfur production units with the granulation block will be constructed. To be completed in the 4th quarter of 2014.
The oil processing depth will reach up to 94% at the 3rd stage of work flow phase III due to the commissioning in the 4th quarter of 2015 of a combined deferred tar carbonization unit with a fuel-oil vacuum distillation block. As a consequence, the output of diesel fuel will grow up to 50% of the total volume of refining. American company Foster Wheeler is the licenser of the process and the developer of the basic project. Coke which is received as a result of tar carbonization and constitutes the end product is in great demand in metallurgy.
In 2016 (the 1st and 2nd quarters) it is planned to transfer to the production of high quality classes of gasoline of Euro-5 standard with the octane number of no lower than 95 points under research method due to the commissioning of the gasoline reforming unit with the catalyst permanent regeneration and isomerization block. UOP is the licenser of the processes.
In 2016-2018 it is planned to build and commission the vacuum gasoil hydrocracking unit, and the refinery’s own vacuum gasoil from the deferred carbonization unit and the vacuum block will be used as the raw material for it. As a result the volume of diesel fuel will reach 62.5%. In addition to that the second hydrogen production unit and offsite facilities will be built.