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Russia: Delayed Coker Technology Lukoil Invests in Nizhny Novgorod Refinery

| Editor: Alexander Stark

Lukoil announced that it has taken the final investment decision on the delayed coker complex at Nizhny Novgorod refinery. The complex includes the construction of the delayed coker unit itself, the diesel hydro treatment unit, the gas fractionation unit, the sulfur and hydrogen production units and other infrastructure. The designed capacity of the complex is 2.1 million tonnes per annum.

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Lukoil takes final investment decision on delayed coker at Nizhny Novgorod Refinery
Lukoil takes final investment decision on delayed coker at Nizhny Novgorod Refinery
(Source: Lukoil)

Moscow/Russia — The construction of the complex and related operations optimization will increase the refinery's light product yield by more than 10 % while reducing the fuel oil production by 2.7 million tonnes per year. The launch of the complex is planned for 2021.

The Russian oil company has already developed the project documentation and signed contracts with CB&I and Kinetics Technology for the development of technical documentation and the delivery of the main long lead items.​

While working on this project, the company is extensively relying on the successful track record of the construction and use of the similar unit at the refinery in Perm.

"The partnership with CB&I and Kinetics Technology gives us an opportunity to implement the project's technical solutions in a time-efficient and a high-quality way. The Russian companies with the necessary expertise will be involved in the construction," said Vladimir Nekrasov, First Vice-President of PJSC Lukoil.

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