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Naftan continues to produce products in normal mode

May 21/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) - The Belarusian OJSC Naftan, which is part of the Belneftekhim concern, continues to produce products in a regular mode, the load of its production also remains at a normal level, Vestnik Naftan reports.

It is noted that construction and installation work at the main delayed coking unit with a deadline for implementation in May is in the final stage. By the end of this year, the delayed coking complex will be fully commissioned, which will increase the efficiency of the plant for the production of light oil products and significantly reduce the negative impact of production on the environment, according to the corporate publication of the enterprise.

Also, work continues on the reconstruction of the units of the "Hydrocracking" complex and the overhaul of shops No. 101, 105, 106 of the Polymir plant. For two weeks of May, about 300,000 tonnes of oil were processed. The supply of raw materials is carried out in accordance with the approved schedule.

Earlier it was reported that large Russian oil companies have not supplied oil to the Novopolotsk refinery since the beginning of May. So, for 16 days in May, non-main suppliers supplied 54,800 tonnes of oil to Naftan from Russia, which is 20,700 tonnes per day less than in the previous month.

The Polymir plant, which is part of Naftan OJSC, produces a wide range of chemical products, such as high-pressure polyethylene, acrylic fibers, organic synthesis products, hydrocarbon fractions, etc. Polymir was founded in 1968. In the process of creating a production and technical base, technologies were used by the largest foreign firms in England, Japan, Germany, Italy (Courtaulds, Asahi Chemical Co. Ltd, Kanematsu Gosho, SNIA BPD, etc.), as well as the development of research institutes and design institutes of the CIS countries. The annual design capacity of LDPE production is 130,000 tonnes. 

According to the ICIS-MRC Price Report, the idle part of Polymir's capacities for scheduled repairs has not yet affected the balance of the local LDPE market. Despite the restrictions on supplies from the domestic producer, local processors are in no hurry to increase the volume of PE purchases in Russia. A week earlier, Polymir fixed LDPE prices for May deliveries to the domestic market in the range of Brb3,441-3,584/tonne FCA, excluding VAT.

OJSC "Naftan" is one of the largest oil refineries in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. It was put into operation in 1963, the enterprise was corporatized in 2002. The state share in OJSC "Naftan" is 99.83%, the rest of the shares belong to the individual employees of the enterprise. In 2008, a large petrochemical enterprise Polymir was included in Naftan. Naftan produces more than 70 types of products, including various types of fuel, lubricating oils and bitumen, aromatic hydrocarbons and petrochemical products. The company exports 70% of its products, mainly to the CIS countries and the European Union.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PE, LDPE, Naftan, Polymir, Belarus.
Category:General News
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