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LUKOIL reconstructs several units at Volgograd refinery

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Hydrocarbon Engineering,

Large-scale reconstruction has been completed at the Volgograd refinery (a wholly-owned subsidiary of PJSC LUKOIL). The project included the modernisation of the CDU-VDU-5 crude distillation unit, with a production capacity of 3.5 million tpy, and the solvent extraction unit, which has a production capacity of 300 000 tpy.

Over 230 core equipment items were installed, and technologically-outdated units were decommissioned. The share of Russia-made equipment installed during the reconstruction exceeded 70%. The construction site spanned an area of 34 000 m2; investments into the project exceeded 12 billion roubles.

The implementation of the project will increase the amount of petroleum feedstock refined by 400 000 tpy, as well as intensify production of kerosene and diesel fractions. Thanks to the introduction of modern technological and digital solutions, the energy efficiency of the refinery will increase, and its carbon dioxide (CO2) intensity will decrease.

In 2021, LUKOIL commissioned a high-viscosity index oils production complex at its Volgograd refinery. The investment in the facility amounted to about 10 billion roubles.

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