The Antipinsky Oil Refinery’s Workflow Stage III was grandly launched in Tyumen. The ceremony was attended by Sergei Naryshkin, Chairman of the RF State Duma, Vladimir Yakushev, Tyumen Region Governor, Dmitry Mazurov, Chairman of the Antipinsky Oil Refinery’s CJSC Board of Directors, and Gennady Lisovichenko, Director General of the Antipinsky Oil Refinery.
“The Tyumen Region is one of the leading regions in Russia in terms of economic development and investment appeal. Over the last few years a number of high-tech production facilities have been launched in the Tyumen Region. The commissioning of the Antipinsky Oil Refinery is yet another event in the welcome chain of new enterprises opening in the region,” said the State Duma Chairman. “The Antipinsky Oil Refinery is setting a good example of the implementation of high-tech projects and efficient cooperation among investors, regional and municipal authorities, and builders”.
Vladimir Yakushev, in his turn, added that the refinery was the largest investment project in the region. “Crude oil refining is essential to our region, and we started implementing our project several years ago. It is important for us to bring it to completion in order to start manufacturing Euro-5 compliant products. Our performance has to ensure that the loans raised for the project are repaid without any problem, and those who participate in the project receive a profit. I believe that by 2016 we will achieve such results,” he said.
As Dmitry Mazurov, Chairman of the Antipinsky Oil Refinery’s CJSC Board of Directors, noted, with the commissioning of Workflow Stage III the refinery will achieve the capacity of 7 million tons. “It will take two more years for the refinery to reach its maximum capacity,” he noted. “Thereafter we will not need to build new workshops to increase the refining capacity.”
To remind our readers, the refinery’s Workflow Stage III includes, in particular, ELOU-AT-3 oil refining unit. Its capacity totals 3.7 MTPA. The refinery’s total capacity will from now on be increased to 7.5 MTPA. We would also like to add that the refinery’s first production complex (ELOU-AT-1) was commissioned in 2006 and Workflow Phase II (ELOU-AT-2) in May 2010. The refinery produces process fuel oil, bunker fuel, straight-run gasoline and diesel fuel meeting Euro-2 standards. The refining depth is 60%.