At the end of November Minsk hosted the 1st International Scientific and Technical Forum "Petrochemistry-2018". BSTU was taken as a platform for holding such a large-scale event being one of the universities training specialists for belarusian petrochemical industry. The forum was visited by the representatives of the Belneftekhim concern including OJSC "Naftan".
The team of the commercial service of OJSC "Naftan" headed by Deputy General Director Sergey Khomich came back with solid results from the First China International Import Expo. It took place in Shanghai on November 5 -10, 2018. The presentation stand of the Belarusian State Concern for Oil and Chemistry (Belneftekhim Concern) presented OJSC "Naftan" as well as OJSC "SvetlogorskKhimvolokno", OJSC "GrodnoAzot", OJSC "PolotskSteklovolokno" and OJSC "Belshina".
OJSC "Naftan" continues to implement the investment development program following the path of technical and technological improvement.
It is the result of participation of the petrochemical complex workers in the seminar "Labour leader" - a unique course for the labour movement of Belarus, organized on the initiative of the Republican Committee of Belkhimprofsoyuz.
Among the technological units being built from scratch at OJSC "Naftan" and those under construction are the units of the delayed coking complex. The most ambitious large-scale investment development projects in our company’s history are unique. Hydrogen Production Unit No. 2 is already implemented and Nitrogen Production Unit No. 4 is in progress of the equipment complex testing.
Naftan's products are gaining popularity in the world markets. Experts emphasize that our engine oils are equal competing with imported counterparts not only in price but also in quality. This autumn the Iraqi company opened a store in the city of Basra. There are various oils and lubricating fluids from two Belarusian manufacturers - OJSC "Naftan" and OJSC "Mineral Wax Plant".
OJSC "Naftan" reloads the engine oil lines of low viscosity groups for fuel economy and reduction of harmful emissions into the atmosphere. Engine oils "NAFTAN PREMIER" and "NAFTAN GARANT" of new viscosity groups with high protective and anti-wear properties for engines soon will appear on the market at the "Belorusneft" fuel filling stations.
Reconstruction of one of the objects of the delayed coking complex is fully completed. At the end of September, right after the comprehensive testing of the equipment, the acceptance committee signed the act of readiness for operation of Hydrotreating unit No.2. Now the unit operates in a production mode. Since the beginning of 2018 the unit has been tested in various modes. During them the ultimate reconstruction goal has been successfully achieved. Now the entire volume of diesel fuel produced at OJSC "Naftan" complies with the international requirements – the Euro-5 standard with ultra-low sulfur content.
Hydrotreating unit No.3 of OJSC "Naftan" is on the threshold of major reconstruction. Now the project goes under preparation process. The specialists of JSC "GIAP" design institute used an advanced method - modern digital modeling technology using a 3D scanner. The work went in conditions of a limited place, saturated with communications and technical equipment.
Large shutdown maintenance at OJSC "Naftan" continues. The renovation works on Reforming-4 Unit almost crossed the equator. They have started in the third decade of August.