Phase 1: 2000-2007
The atmospheric crude oil distillation unit and the vacuum module of the crude oil electric desalting and dehydration unit (ELOU-AVT) were renovated.
A light naphtha isomerization unit with production capacity of 100,000 tonnes per year was commissioned in early 2004. Production of Premium-95 and Super-98 gasolines (meeting the Euro-4 standard in basic parameters) was set up.
A railroad trestle for hermetically sealed loading of refined petroleum products with inert gas blanketing was put into operation in 2006 (the throughput was doubled, petroleum product evaporation rates were reduced). Flotation equipment was commissioned at the plant's treatment facilities to reduce the content of harmful substances in wastewaters.
Capital expenditures in phase 1 amounted to RUB 3 billion.
Phase 2: 2008-2014
The second phase was implemented in partnership with Shell, Foster Wheeler, Technip KTI (licensors) and Técnicas Reunidas (general contractor for the cracking and hydrotreater facility). The renovation was funded out of own resources, as well as facilities provided by Vnesheconombank State Corporation (with insurance provided by CESCE, the Spanish Export Credit Agency) and, since the end of 2013, the facility provided by Sberbank PJSC. The total capital expenditures in phase 2 amounted to USD 2.2 billion.
The catalytic reforming unit’s capacity was increased to 390,000 tonnes per year, and the isomerization unit capacity was increased to 125,000 tonnes per year.
The following facilities have been built:
This resulted in:
A delivery point for the Eastern Siberia-Pacific Ocean oil pipeline was built: the refinery was connected to Transneft's trunkline system.
An energy saving program and an environmental program have been implemented:
Taxes payable by Khabarovsk Refinery to the federal and local governments have increased to approx. RUB 6billion per year.
Khabarovsk Refinery has created approx. 200 new jobs during 2009-2013. The average salary increased from RUB 26,600 to RUB 54,000, exceeding the average salary in Khabarovsk Krai by 40%.
Throughput at Khabarovsk Refinery