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Moscow refinery completed overhaul

December 09/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) - The Gazprom Neft Moscow refinery has completed the autumn repair campaign. The work was carried out at 12 technological installations of the plant, said the company in its press release. 

Everything was carried out over 200 major events for the repair and diagnostics of equipment. At the refineries, work was carried out to replace the heating element coils, repair pipelines, heat exchangers, refrigeration equipment and internal devices of the columns.

"Technological facilities not involved in the repair continued to operate normally and ensured the release of petroleum products in accordance with the production plan," the report said. The company informs that all work was completed on time.

Over 1,500 specialists were involved in the scheduled repair. "The completed repair of the" small technological ring "guarantees its further uninterrupted operation," concluded Maxim Artemenko, deputy director general of the MNPZ on technical issues.

In early 2017, MNPZ stopped the installation of the "large technological ring" for continuous repairs. In May 2018, a scheduled repair of the Small Ring installations was carried out, which was completed in 28 days.

Since 2019, the company planned to switch to a four-year cycle of equipment overhaul. This will increase the volume of oil refining and production of motor fuels.

Today MNPZ is one of the main producers of fuel for the Moscow region, the share of the enterprise is 34%. The plant produces 30 types of petroleum products: Euro-5 standard motor fuels, road, construction and polymer-modified bitumen, liquefied gases for municipal use, etc.

Gazpromneft - Moscow Oil Refinery is a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft. The installed capacity of the plant is 12.15 million tons per year. The company produces automobile gasolines, diesel, marine and aviation fuel, fuel oil, high-octane additives to motor gasolines, bitumen and gases for various purposes, as well as polypropylene (PP). And since 2010, the Moscow Oil Refinery and SIBUR have established a joint venture for the production of polypropylene - NPP Neftekhimiya LLC. Currently, the Moscow Oil Refinery is implementing a large-scale modernization program, the total investment in which will reach more than 130 billion rubles by 2020.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:petroleum products, crude oil, PP, petrochemistry, Gazpromneft-Moscow Refinery, Russia.
Category:General News
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