Update: President of the Republic of Azerbaijan attended ground breaking ceremony of new Biturox® plant


President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and Andreas Pörner, CEO of Pörner Group, have attended on 19 September the ground breaking ceremony of a new Biturox® plant as part of reconstruction of the Heydar Aliyev Baku Oil Refinery.

The plant for the production of quality bitumen is part of a comprehensive modernization project and replaces the Biturox® plant that Pörner delivered to "Azerneftyag Refinery" in 1995 and that has been producing bitumen successfully for 20 years.

The establishment of a new plant in the Heydar Aliyev Refinery outside the urban area, was a result of the closing of the refinery site in the heart of Baku. Using the latest off-gas treatment system, and being designed for an annual capacity of 400 000 tons road paving bitumen grade 40/60, this plant will meet the high demand for quality bitumen for the further expansion of the road network of Azerbaijan.

The Heydar Aliyev Baku Oil Refinery is located near the capital Baku and is currently undergoing extensive modernization. The annual processing capacity will increase from six million tons to seven and a half million tons. All grades of fuel produced, will comply with Euro 5 standards and are quality feed materials for the Azerkimya downstream plant, such as ethylene, propylene and butylene.  

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