Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 5
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkey has begun construction of flyovers for the Star oil refinery, head of SOCAR Turkey Enerji, a board member of the petrochemical holding Petkim Kenan Yavuz tweeted Aug.5.
Construction of the quay will be completed in May 2017, according to Yavuz.
He also notes the importance of participation of Turkish companies in the construction of the Star refinery.
"The number of participants in the construction of the Star refinery will soon reach 10,000 people," the head of SOCAR Turkey Enerji said.
Commissioning of Star refinery in Turkey is expected in the first quarter of 2018. The annual naphtha production volume, used by Petkim as the main raw material, will hit 1.66 million metric 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 metric tons, aviation kerosene - 500,000 metric tons, reformate - 500,000 metric tons, petroleum coke - 630,000 metric tons, liquefied gas - 240,000 metric tons, mixed xylene - 415,000 metric tons, olefin LPG - 75,000 metric tons and 145,000 metric 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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