PJSC Gazprom Neft has started construction of a grassroots delayed coking unit (DCU) as part of a second phase of ongoing modernization works under way to reduce environmental impacts and improve processing capacities, conversion rates, energy efficiency, and production qualities at its 21.4 million-tonne/year Omsk refinery in Western Siberia (OGJ Online, Dec. 9, 2013).
Approved by Russia’s federal building standards and quality-control agency Glavgosekspertiza based on a unit design by TechnipFMC PLC-JSC Rustechexport joint venture RusTechnip, the 2 million-tpy DCU will be equipped with process technology licensed by Amec Foster Wheeler PLC increase the refinery’s production of gasoline, diesel, and petroleum coke using a feedstock of heavy fuel oil from other process units at the site, Gazprom Neft said.
Alongside the DCU—which will include sections for coking, gas fractionation, gas scrubbing, and amine regeneration—the project also will involve construction of new systems, including installations for dehydration, storage, and the transportation-shipment of coke to railway cars.
Gazprom Neft said it expects to complete construction of the DCU by 2020.
The operator, however, did not disclose details regarding a firm timeline for full commissioning of the complex.
Start of construction on the DCU follows Gazprom Neft’s final installation of major equipment in mid-July for the 2 million-tpy advanced oil refining complex (AORC) at Omsk, another key project in the refinery’s second-phase modernization program (OGJ Online, July 12, 2017).
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