Grassroots Diesel Hydrotreater For Russian Rosneft
Topsoe has won the contract for a diesel hydrotreating unit for the Russian Syzran Refinery owned by Rosneft, the largest Russian oil company. The Rosneft Syzran Refinery is one of Rosneft's seven refineries.
The new diesel hydrotreater is part of Rosneft's modernisation programme, aiming at producing clean fuels in accordance with the Euro V specifications, which will be introduced in Russia by 2015.
Topsoe and Rosneft collaboration
The contract is a continuation of Topsøe's and Rosneft's collaboration:
"With this project we further strengthen our relationship with Rosneft, and we look forward to initiating the project," says Jens Ole Madsen, General Manager, Refining Technologies.
Rosneft has installed a Topsoe HTCR unit for hydrogen production at the Kuibyshev Refinery and several hydrotreating catalyst charges at refineries in Kuibyshev, Novokuibyshev and Syzran.
The new diesel hydrotreater
The new diesel hydrotreater will process 2.5 million tons per year feed into ultra-low sulphur diesel with less than 10 wppm sulphur.
The contract includes the basic engineering design package, reactor design, TK catalysts and reactor internals.