PJSC Lukoil has let a contract to CB&I, Houston, to provide detailed engineering, procurement, and supply of process equipment (EPS) for a deep conversion complex to be built at subsidiary LLC Lukoil-Nizhegorodnefteorgsintez’s 17 million-tonne/year Kstovo refinery in central Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod region.
As part of the EPS package, CB&I will deliver two of its proprietary delayed coking heaters for the units, which will use delayed coking technology licensed by Chevron Lummus Global (CLG)—a joint venture of CB&I and Chevron Corp.—to process 2.1 million tpy of refinery residues, the service provider said.
Alongside its scope of delivery under the newly awarded contract, CB&I said it also is working closely with Lukoil to assess a broader range of unidentified solutions for the project.
The service company disclosed neither the value nor duration of the EPS contract.
The proposed delayed coking complex follows Lukoil-Nizhegorodnefteorgsintez’s startup of a second 2 million-tpy catalytic cracking (CC) complex for vacuum gas oil (VGO) at the refinery in 2015 as part of Lukoil’s broader program to boost overall processing capacities and production qualities of its refining assets (OGJ Online, July 9, 2015).
Alongside installation of VGO-CC Unit 2, the project included the addition of the 327,500-tpy hydrofluoric alkylation Unit 2 as well as a 1 million-tpy gasoline hydrotreater to remove sulfur from gasoline feedstock from VGO-CC Unit 2, according to Lukoil-Nizhegorodnefteorgsintez’s web site.
The Lukoil subsidiary also is considering the addition of a hydrocracking complex for heavy residues at the refinery in line with the company’s goal of increasing refining depth of the Kstovo manufacturing site to 90% from its current 73.7%.
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