The Cornerstone of Sustainable Growth

16.09.2014

The total volume of investment in the construction and modernization of Antipinsky Oil Refinery CJSC amounted to RUB 143 billion. It is the second result in the rating of the largest investment projects in the Tyumen Region. 

The fact that investors fully trust the successful, effectively and rapidly developing enterprise that has achieved oil refining capacity of 7.74 million tons per annum is not surprising at all, because all the refinery’s plans have been implemented in full and on time.

Up ahead are new equally ambitions goals and objectives. So, for example, in order to bring the quality of diesel fuel in line with Euro-5 standard requirements and achieve the required pour point with the possibility of manufacturing winter and Arctic grade diesel fuel, the refinery has scheduled the commissioning of the diesel fuel hydtotreating unit for 4Q 2014. To ensure its operation, hydrogen generation and gas treatment shops, as well as the sulfur recovery unit (with a granulation module) will be put into operation.

In 4Q 2015, the refinery is planning to increase oil refining depth to 94% by commissioning a combined deferred tar carbonization unit with a fuel oil vacuum distillation module. The coke obtained by tar carbonization represents a finished product highly demanded in metallurgical industry.

The changeover to Euro-5 compliant high-octane gasolines is scheduled for 1Q 2016 by the commissioning of the gasoline reformer with continuous catalyst regeneration and an isomerization unit.

Plans for 2017-2018 include the construction of a vacuum gasoil hydrocracking unit, which will use the refinery’s own vacuum gasoil from the vacuum distillation unit of the fuel oil processing complex. Hydrogen generation and sulfur recovery shops will be built at the same time.

Antipinsky Oil Refinery’s high production indicators have been achieved, inter alia, as a result of its responsible industrial and occupational safety policy.

The commissioning of new Workflow Phase III units at the Antipinsky Oil Refinery will provide the region with motor gasoline and diesel fuel meeting Euro-5 standard and thus reduce the negative impact of motor transport on the Tyumen Region environment.

In the construction and upgrading of its facilities, the refinery uses state-of-the-art process equipment meeting the stringiest requirements of the Russian Federation laws and compliance monitoring authorities.

The refinery’s operations are constantly monitored by the North Ural Directorate of the Federal Service for Environmental, Technological and Nuclear Supervision (Rostekhnadzor) and Tyumen Region Directorates of the Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resource Usage (Rosprirodnadzor) and the Federal Service for Customers' Rights Protection and Human Well-being Surveillance (Rospotrebnadzor).

Specialists of compliance monitoring authorities conduct regular scheduled audits of the refinery facilities supervised by them, as well as pre-license checks for proper operation of explosion and fire hazardous facilities.

To bring the quality of diesel fuel in line with Euro-5 standard requirements and achieve the required pour point with the possibility of manufacturing winter and Arctic grade diesel fuel, the refinery has scheduled the commissioning of the diesel fuel hydtotreating unit for 4Q 2014. To ensure its operation, hydrogen generation and gas treatment shops, as well as the sulfur recovery unit (with a granulation module) will be put into operation. In the construction and upgrading of its facilities, the refinery uses state-of-the-art process equipment meeting the stringiest requirements of the Russian Federation laws and compliance monitoring authorities.

The refinery’s operations are constantly monitored by the North Ural Directorate of the Federal Service for Environmental, Technological and Nuclear Supervision (Rostekhnadzor) and Tyumen Region Directorates of the Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resource Usage (Rosprirodnadzor) and the Federal Service for Customers' Rights Protection and Human Well-being Surveillance (Rospotrebnadzor).

Specialists of compliance monitoring authorities conduct regular scheduled audits of the refinery facilities supervised by them, as well as pre-license checks for proper operation of explosion and fire hazardous facilities.

The commissioning of new Workflow Phase III units at the Antipinsky Oil Refinery will provide the region with motor gasoline and diesel fuel meeting Euro-5 standard and thus reduce the negative impact of motor transport on the Tyumen Region environment.

However, industrial safety depends not only on the quality of the equipment, but also on the competence level of the employees directly involved in the production.

Their ongoing training in safe working methods and techniques is one of the refinery management’s priority areas. All specialists receive both theoretical and practical knowledge that can be “polished” during the drills.

Moreover, the refinery examination boards assess the employees’ knowledge of their job descriptions, production process and occupational safety instructions.

The members of the assessments boards are, in their turn, examined by Rostekhnadzor North Ural Directorate.

Unfortunately, specialists having the knowledge, skills and experience the refinery needs are not always available in the Tyumen labor market. Therefore, the refinery’s management decided to develop internal training: to set up its own training facility, obtain necessary permits and train specialists according to its needs. In May 2013, such facility was opened, and the refinery obtained a license to carry out educational activities in three professional training programs: chemical water purification technician, waste treatment facility operator and chemical laboratory assistant. 

On the whole, the set of large-scale activities to improve performance indicators in industrial and occupational safety being implemented at the Antipinsky Oil Refinery enables it not only to avoid emergences and resulting financial loses, but serves as the cornerstone for a stable future, sustainable and successful development of one of the largest enterprises in the Tyumen Region.

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