Baku, Azerbaijan, March 1
By Maksim Tsurkov - Trend:
As much as 54 percent of the project for constructing the Star refinery in Turkey has been implemented, Kenan Yavuz, head of SOCAR Turkey Enerji, announced on his Facebook page, March 1.
He noted that 8,200 people have been involved in the refinery's construction.
Moreover, the installation of 60 percent of equipment will be completed in coming months as part of the construction of Star refinery, according to Yavuz.
"The equipment is already being installed," he said. "The production at the refinery will start in 2018."
The annual naphtha production volume, used by Petkim as the main raw material, will hit 1.66 million tons at the Star refinery.
Along with naphtha, the new oil refinery will produce diesel fuel with ultra-low sulfur to the amount of 5.95 million tons, aviation kerosene - 500,000 tons, reformate - 500,000 tons, petroleum coke - 630,000 tons, liquefied gas - 240,000 tons, mixed xylene - 415,000 tons, olefin LPG - 75,000 tons and 145,000 tons of sulfur. The refinery will not produce petrol and fuel oil.
It is planned to refine Azeri Light, Kerkuk and URALS oil at the plant.
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Edited by SI