The company intends to increase the refining capacity of the Shebelynka gas processing plant from 550 tons to 1 million tons About it on UGV Technology day announced the commercial Director of the state company Sergey Fedorenko, reports NefteRynok.
Fedorenko said that the current capacities of the enterprise make about 550 thousand tons, “With the amount of recycling we have incorporated investment projects: complexes of Hydrotreating and isomerization, and the use of technology dewaxing for production of DT varieties in the Arctic”, – he said.
According to Fedorenko, the estimated cost of the two new facilities is $27 million, and the total design capacity of 100 and 150 thousand tons per year, respectively. The launch of an isomerization unit will allow further to about 156 thousand tons of gasoline of Euro-5, due to cheaper products (benzalkonija fraction and the reformate).
The ramp-up of units for hydrotreatment of diesel fuel and isomerization scheduled for the first half of 2020.
Fedorenko added that now on consideration in Naftogaz, which is a shareholder of the company, are projects to increase raw material processing from 550 tons to 1 million tons, the NAC presented a project for the construction of the installation of extraction of aromatic hydrocarbons, with a total value of $25 million That will allow to produce up to 35 tons of benzene, which is supplied to petrochemical plants. We are also developing a project for processing fuel oil to reduce its output from 4.7% to 1% of the finished products of the refinery.
We will remind, for the first 10 months of 2017, the Shebelynka gas processing plant increased processing 2.8% (416,7 thousand tons) compared to the same period last year.