On December 28, OAO Skavneft-YANOS commissioned a new processing facility which is the Catalytic Cracking Gasoline Hydrotreatment Unit with a capacity of 800K tons/year. The service of this facility is to decrease the sulfur content in gasoline and to keep its high-octane rating.
The facility consists of ten conjuncted blocks: five main (selective hydrogenation, fracturing, hydrodesulfurization, stabilization, amine regeneration) blocks and four auxiliary blocks. Axens (France) is the licensor of this process, ZAO Neftekhimproject (Saint Petersburg) performed the designing. OAO Promfinstroy acted as the General Contractor and performed construction works.
5.22 bln rubles were spent for this project financing.
Construction of the Catalytic Cracking Gasoline Hydrotreatment Unit is the next stage of implementation of the OAO Slavneft-YANOS’s Revamping and Technical Upgrading Program. In 2011, YANOS completed construction of the С5-С6 Gasoline Fractions Isomerization Unit (Izomalk-2). Commissioning of these processing facilities allows to increase the volume of issued high-octane gasoline essentially: from 2,086 mln tons in 2011 up to 2.48 mln tons in 2012.
Since January 01, 2012, OAO Slavneft-YANOS will have been issuing motor gasoline based on the European standards at the level of Euro-4, at least.