Gazprom Neft’s Omsk Refinery has embarked on a project to modernize its AVT-10 crude distillation unit (CDU) — an initiative which will see the complex expand its range of light oil products by five percent, increasing production of aviation kerosene and diesel fuels.
Expected to run to the end of 2021, this modernization project will involve a total investment of RUB5 billion. The technological retooling of the CDU forms part of the modernization programme at the Omsk Refinery being undertaken by Gazprom Neft since 2008.
The modernization of the 8.6-million-tonne annual-capacity AVT-10 CDU will involve replacing equipment at all of the plant’s 11 distillation columns, optimizing heat-exchange processes and integrating modern process-management and control systems, as a result of which — in addition to greater efficiency — environmental friendliness in production will also be improved.
“We are focussing on introducing modern equipment and new technologies under the Omsk Refinery development programme. Improving the efficiency of existing facilities plays a major part in that process.”