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Russia launches Europe’s largest deep refining complex

02nd January 2014

Hydrocracker complex in Kirishi follows USD 55bn plans to modernize refining facilities across the country

Russia launches Europe’s largest deep refining complex
The hydrocracker complex has a design capacity of 4.9 million tonnes of fuel oil

Surgutneftegas, Russia's third-largest oil producer, last week launched Europe’s biggest deep refining plant at its northwestern Kirishi oil refinery, as part of plans to upgrade the company’s refining capacity and produce more high-grade fuel.

 

The plant is a hydrocracker complex based on vaccum oil hydrocracking.  It has a design capacity of 4.9 million tonnes of fuel oil and will produce class Euro 5 diesel and jet fuel. Surgutneftegas spent an estimated USD 2.7bn on the complex.

 

Russia is ramping up efforts to modernize its refining facilities, with a USD 55bn modernisation programme set to help increase output of higher-quality products and improve ecological standards until 2020.