1. Coke drums for Antipinsky Oil Refinery to Be Delivered Via the Northern Sea Route

Coke drums for Antipinsky Oil Refinery to Be Delivered Via the Northern Sea Route

4 July 2014

On July 4, two coke drums for Antipinsky oil refinery weighing over 930 metric tonnes were shipped from the Spanish port of Gijon. The drums will be delivered from Spain to Tyumen by sea. Each coke drum weighs over 465 tons and has a length up to 42 meters, in other words, the height of the coke drum in a horizontal position (including the height of the trailer on which the coke drums were loaded for transportation through the city) is over 9 meters, which is comparable to the height of a four-storey building.

Then, the coke drums were loaded on a special barge with carrying capacity of more than 1000 tonnes.

The cargo sea route runs from the port of Gijon through the Bay of Biscay, goes around west England, Ireland, along the Norway shores, through the Barents and White Seas, to the city of Murmansk. After that, the cargo will be delivered by sea along the coast of the Russian Federation to the Kara Sea, and then the barge carrying the coke drums will continue sailing up the river: from the initial point where the Ob river flows out into the Kara Sea, across the territories of the Yamalo-Nenets and Khanty-Mansiisk Autonomous Areas, and further to the confluence point with the Irtysh river. Then, passing the city of Khanty-Mansiisk, the barge will change direction and sail up the river to the city of Tobolsk, where the coke drums will be reloaded onto other barges for further sailing on the Tobol river to the city of Tyumen. Temporary quays will be built in Tobolsk and Tyumen to receive the coke drums. Upon arrival to the quay in the city of Tyumen, the coke drums will be delivered to the construction site of the Antipinsky oil refinery using special trailers.

Coke drums are the main element of delayed coking units. They are used for the production of petroleum coke lumps from heavy oil residues of primary and secondary processing (tars, fuel oils, cracked residues, etc.) as part of delayed coking units, which are an important element in production of high-quality fuels by processing oil residues.

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