Мodernized Hydrotreating unit No.2 set into operation

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.

Basic design, architectural and construction projects were carried out by leading European companies in the technology market. Construction and installation works at the facility were carried out by Novopolotsk OJSC “Neftezavodmontazh”. Moreover, the reconstruction was actually carried out at the operating facility during stopping repairs.

Prior to reconstruction, Hydrotreating No.2 got more than 1.2 million tons of diesel fuel per year. Its capacity increased by a quarter. The economic effect of the project is estimated at approximately $ 20 million per year.

Setting Hydrotreating unit No. 2 into operation also allows to reduce the environmental impact. Also a new distributed process control system – Centum VP – recently has been introduced at the facility. The staff went through the necessary training and now controls the technological process with the help of modern means of automation and process control.