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Michurinsky Oil Refinery

Due to the fact that any construction of a refinery with the maximum possible oil processing depth producing the complete range of high-quality engine fuels and petrochemical products requires enormous capital investments, refineries are constructed in several workflow stages.

Each workflow stage implies the organization of a complete production cycle and shipment of a certain range of oil products of agreed quality to consumers. This is the development mode chosen by Michurinsky Oil Refinery .

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4th Stage

2nd Start-Up Complex of the III Workflow Stage (Completed in October 2015).

A diesel fuel hydro treating unit (the licensor and developer of the basic design is the Danish company, Haldor Topsoe) was built at the 2nd start-up complex of the III workflow stage in order to make the diesel quality comply with Euro-5 standard (with the sulfur content of no more than 10 ppm), to provide for the required freezing temperature with a possibility to produce winter and arctic diesel. Hydrogen generation unit with a gas treatment module and elementary sulfur recovery unit (with a granulation module) were built for the purpose of supporting operations of the hydro treating unit.


First diesel hydro treating unit with the nameplate capacity up to 3.0 MTPA.
Hydrogen generation unit with gas amine treatment module, capacity - 25 thousand TPA.
Sulphur recovery unit with a granulation module, capacity – 30 thousand TPA.
Licensor and developer of the basic design is the Danish company, Haldor Topsoe.
Crude unit AT-3 reconstruction for the purpose of total capacity increase up to 5 MTPA.
LPG depot for transportation of commercial liquid motor gas Grade PA (Motor Propane) and PBA (motor propane-butane), produced at Crude unit AT-3. The LPG depot capacity makes 50 thousand TPA.
Receipt and dispatch of dark oil products base with 6 km of extended lines. Overall receipt and dispatch overcame 300,000 cu.m.

Start-Up Complex-  Photos of the six Workflow Stages

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