These works form part of the environmental upgrading of the Moscow Refinery, which has involved the company deploying cutting-edge technological solutions and getting rid of obsolete production facilities.
5 installations are being decommissioned, dismantling of which is expected to be completed in 2021.
A. Prokhorov, Head of Department for Investment and Industrial Policy, Moscow City Government, gave the official instruction launching these works.
The Euro+ complex went into operation in July 2020, its state-of-the-art technologies underpinning the full production cycle, from oil treatment and processing to fuel production.
Thanks to the Euro+ facility’s advanced technologies, obsolete oil processing, distillation, rerun distillation and high-octane gasoline-component production facilities will all be dismantled.
Columns, piping, furnaces and auxiliary buildings will also be dismantled, in turn.
Vacated space will be used for future projects in the plant’s development programme, including projects to increase refining depth.
Gazprom Neft has been pursuing the modernisation of its Moscow Refinery since 2011, total investment in which will reach RUB 350 billion by 2025.
New production and environmental protection complexes have, already, made possible a 4-fold reduction in environmental impacts, while increasing the output of those products in greatest demand.
V. Zuber, Director General, Gazprom Neft Moscow Refiner:
- The Moscow Refinery has taken a major step forward in the plant’s development programme - dismantling previous-generation equipment.
- This has been made possible thanks to a major and wide-ranging project: taking the most state-of-the-art oil refining complex in the country - the Euro+ complex - into production.
- The company is moving forward with confidence in pursuing its objective of deploying the world’s best production technologies.
- Thanks to which, 80% of the Moscow Refinery is an entirely new plant.