At the end of November China Petroleum Technology & Development Corporation (CPTDC) experts visited Naftan to discuss issues of future development and repairs at the enterprise. This company is a wholly owned subsidiary enterprise of China National Petroleum Corporation. It acts as the general contractor of contracts in the field of oil and gas extraction, pipeline construction, oil refining and petrochemicals production, and is also the largest supplier of Chinese petrochemical materials and equipment.
The large-scale repair campaign of 2019 at Naftan finished at the "Phenolic oil purification No. 1". Updates at this facility are designed to improve the technical and economic properties of the equipment. Repair made it possible to introduce some technological solutions that helped to increase the efficiency of the production process.
The repair campaign of 2019 continues. Today the hottest point at the "Polymir" plant is at workshop No. 104. Here, for the first time in 17 years since its launch in 2002 extensive repairs are underway to replace outdated equipment at pyrolysis furnace P-9. One of the new and progressive facilities of the polyethylene production needed a complete replacement of transferline exchanger and radiant coils. Today the installed equipment goes through the piping process.
Almost simultaneously maintenance works began at "Dewaxing of oils unit No.1" and "Oil filtration unit". Within limited time many complex operations were carried out aimed at increasing the reliability of those facilities, optimization of production processes and scaling up their efficiency. The repairs were completed on schedule.
The key to sustainable development of the enterprise is in the increase in production capacity. Along with new large and significant investment projects OJSC "Naftan" implements measures for the reconstruction and repair of existing technological facilities that ran off the required cycle. Large-scale work is currently underway on a propane deasphaltization unit.
On the 2nd stage of the sulfuric acid production unit major repairs and reconstruction were carried out. The works related to the replacement of the WSA condenser (E‑404) and the technological recovery of wasteheat exchanger В‑201С. The main goal - to ensure reliable and failsafe operation of the 2nd stage of the facility - has been successfully reached. On October 5, the facility was put into operating practice.
The development of bitumen business for Naftan is a strategically important area. Naftan enlarges this experience, developing and improving technologies of the production of bitumen materials. The plant satisfies consumer requests. Our oil bitumen is traditionally of high quality and is in stable demand.
The family of plant columns is growing bigger and bigger. OJSC "Naftan" now has six new high-rise grown. One of them, distillation column 100-T01 got into the perspective of the newspaper reporter. This giant delayed coking unit has an important role to play.
On June 7, President of the Republic of Belarus Aleksandr Lukashenko visited OJSC "Naftan" during his working trip to Vitebsk region. The previous visit of the head of state to the refinery in Novopolotsk took place in 2007. Aleksandr Lukashenko was informed about the investment program realization, held a meeting on the modernization of Belarusian refineries and the efficiency of export sales of petroleum products, also he spoke to the personnel.