New units to be launched at one of largest Kazakh refineries
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 24
By Elena Kosolapova - Trend:
It is planned to commission several new units at the Shymkent refinery, one of the three largest refineries in Kazakhstan, PetroKazakhstan Oil Products LLP, which owns the refinery, said in a message May 24.
The completion of construction and commissioning of the oil products on-spot loading unit are planned for the fourth quarter of 2016. The automated gasoline loading makes a provision for two loading points within 6-7 minutes for one tanker car.
The project on isomerization unit with feedstock preparation block is intended to produce the motor gasoline components of K-4, K-5 level (analogue of Euro 5 standard in the countries of the Customs Union) with a capacity of 60,000 tons per year. Commissioning and start-up of the Isomerization unit are planned for the end of first quarter in 2017.
The catalytic cracking unit project is intended to increase the crude throughput to 6 million tons per year and processing depth- to 85 percent. Performance of construction and assembly works under modernization project implementation does not involve production shutdown or decrease in yield. All new units are under construction in parallel.
The main objective of the Shymkent refinery development project is to recover the design crude throughput up to 6 million tons per year, increase crude processing depth, improve the yield quality up to Euro-4 and Euro-5 standard requirements, as well as improve ecological programs.
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