President of the Republic of Tatarstan, made a visit to TANECO Refinery

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On April 21Rustam Minnikhanov, President of the Republic of Tatarstan, made a working visit to TANECO Refinery and Petrochemical Plant Complex in Nizhnekamsk (NRPP Complex), which is a strategic project of OAO TATNEFT.

Rustam Minnikhanov started detour of the industrial area of the ??Oil Refining and Petrochemical plants with a visit to the visbreaking installation designed to produce fuel oil from the vacuum tower bottoms (tar) coming from the CDU / VDU-7 by thermal cracking. Its capacity is 2.1 million tons of tar per year. Currently the works are being completed at the facility on erection of process piping, electrical and instrumentation cabling and the specialists of OOO PSO "Kazan" began hydraulic testing.

The President also got acquainted with the work progress at the sulfur production unit. This facility includes a granulation unit, a packaging unit, storage of elemental sulfur, an installation of amine absorption and regeneration and a sour water stripping unit. This block, which is part of the NRPP Complex process chain, is designed to extract hydrogen sulfide from crude oil refining products and receive granular elemental sulfur. Here today the works are in full swing on piping mounting and cables laying. There are over 700 people involved at the facility now; however more active work with involvement of additional personnel is required to successfully perform the tasks assigned in accordance with the schedule.

The next site visited were the effluent treatment and disposal facilities of the NRPP Complex. Their design capacity is 12.4 million cubic meters per year. Following intense cleaning the effluent water (up to 97 percent of the total volume) will go back into production as make-up water for recycling systems and fire water supply. At present there are units of pretreatment, physical and chemical treatment, post-treatment and disinfection of effluent treatment already in operation. The current works at this highly efficient environmental component of the new production facility are performed by experts of OOO INVENT Management Company. At present, start-up operations are carried out on the dehydration block of oil products, sediments and secondary sludge. Mounting of technological equipment for the biological treatment unit is at the stage of completion.

Rustam Minnikhanov took part in the meeting of the Republican executive staff of the Refinery and Petrochemical Plants Complex construction in Nizhnekamsk. A report on the results of economic activity was made at the meeting by Khamza Bagmanov, General Director of TANEKO. As of today comprehensive testing of all equipment systems at the NRPP Complex has been carried out, including acceptance, processing of crude oil, its storage, transportation and shipment. More than 131 thousand tons of raw materials were delivered to the work site. The production amounted to more than 9,000 tons of stable naphtha, over 10 thousand tons of domestic heating fuel and over 70 thousand tons of export quality process fuel. Khamza Bagmanov also identified the priority tasks of the main contractors, emphasizing the need of expediting the work on delivery of executive technical documentation.

Progress Reports were also presented at the Republican executive staff meeting by the leaders of OOO Neftegazinzhiniring, OOO PSO "Kazan", OAO Kamgesenergostroy, OAO Tatstroy, OOO INVENT Management Company.

Concluding the meeting, President of the Republic stressed the need to enhance tasks execution intensity noting that there are all the necessary conditions to do this. Participants' attention was also focused on the personal responsibility of the contractors' managing officers

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