Rompetrol is finalizing the assembly works of two new units on the Petromidia platform

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“On the eve of the 20’th anniversary of the Republic of Kazahstan Rominserv – a subsidiary company and the general contractor of The Rompetrol Group, is successfully completing construction and assembly operations on two new units at the Petromidia platform (mild hydrocracker unit and hydrogen plant) and has began pre-commissioning and start-up activities in accordance with the refinery processing capacity increase program up to 5 million tons. The investment in the new facilities is estimated to be 264 million USD, while the Petromidia refinery processing capacity increase program amounts 377 million USD.“

“The 10 years experience and expertise of Rominserv in the Group’s development and modernization projects allowed us to carry out the design and construction works within the previously established budget. It has been a real challenge for our engineers who managed to find out state-of-the-art technological solutions, complying with refinery’s specifics – soil strengthening, reduction of reactors’ duty, construction of a network of units within limited space, process automation all of these taking into consideration the necessity of costs reduction“, declares Bogdan Oşlobeanu, Rominserv General Manager.

The mild hydrocracker unit will have a capacity of 1.7 million tons per year and will enable both the Euro 5 gasoline production increase and the supply of product with low sulfur content for the catalytic cracker unit.

Another major project for the refinery capacity increase is the new hydrogen plant that will ensure the hydrogen for the sulfur extraction from crude oil and the complete production alignment to the Euro 5 standard. With a capacity of 40,000 cubic meters/hour, the plant will produce hydrogen with a minimum purity of 99.98% at a minimum pressure of 86 bars.

Within the next period, Rominserv will carry out and coordinate the units integration works into the refinery technological flow, and, implicitly, within the refinery command and control center. During January-February they will be subject to technological tests, and between February-March they will be integrated in the production flow.

The works related to the program and carried out so far enabled the refinery to pass from the production of Euro 3/Euro 4 fuels to Euro 5 fuels in line with the European Union provisions, to reduce the technological loss and the environmental impact (emissions in the atmosphere and hazardous waste disposal), to improve the production flow and the energy efficiency, to increase the safety level in the units operationas well to increase the refinery capacity for the crude oil with high sulphur content.

Founded in 2001, Rominserv is the general contractor of The Rompetrol Group, supporting both the refining activity of the company and its additional operations – exploration and production, oil services, EPCM, transport, etc. On the 2nd of December Rominserv celebrated its 10 years anniversary.

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