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Igor Sechin makes a business trip to the PCK refinery in Germany

Igor Sechin makes a business trip to the PCK refinery in Germany

Schwedt, July 4 - Neftegaz.RU
. Igor Sechin, CEO of Rosneft, has made a business trip to the PCK refinery situated in Germany. He thanked the administration and workers of the PCK refinery for timely measures taken to prevent damage to the equipment and refinery shut-down, prevent the risks of damage to the environment caused by supplying of «surrogate» oil through the Druzhba pipeline, and provide the German consumers with high-quality products.

4 out of 6 refineries which received oil, contaminated with chlororganic compounds, suffered severe losses and had to stop operations to repair the equipment. Only Kuybyshev Refinery and German РСК Schwedt, thanks to correct and timely actions for anti-corrosion protection of equipment, were able to continue operations and provide the market with high-quality fuel.

During the trip a meeting was held in which Rosneft's VP for Refining, Petrochemical, Commerce and Logistics Didier Casimiro, VP for Refining Alexander Romanov, VP for Commerce and Logistics Otabek Karimov, Gen. Director of Rosneft Deutschland Brian Chesterman, as well as Gen. managers of PCK Refinery Wulf Spitzley and Josef Maily, also took part.

Today the PCK refinery is operating at full capacity, which allows to fully meet the requirements of the German market. Given the restrictions in oil supply through the Druzhba pipeline system, additional volumes of oil are delivered to the refinery through the port of Rostock. Despite the complicated logistics, these deliveries guarantee full refinery utilisation.

The PCK refinery and Mineralölverbundleitung (MVL), the German operator of the Druzhba pipeline, accepted some of the contaminated oil to free the system and ensure the ability to supply high-quality crude.

In accordance with the instructions from the country's authorities to tighten control over the quality of oil, it was decided to attract professional surveyor companies at all stages of crude transportation.

Rosneft is a shareholder in 3 refineries in Germany, with 54.17 % in the PCK refinery, 24 % in the MiRO refinery and 25 % in the Bayernoil refinery, with total refining capacity in ownership ratios of 12.5 mln tonnes/year, which is more than 12 % of all refining capacity in Germany. Average processing depth is 93 %, average Nelson Complexity Index is 9.1.

The company produces about 60 oil-product lines in total. Since the foundation of Rosneft Deutschland an international team of 150 specialists in the sector of refining, marketing and sales was created.

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