Politics • 13 April, 2018

PM visits Atyrau Refinery: modernization to be completed in May 2018

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As part of the working trip to Atyrau region, the Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev visited “Atyrau Refinery” LLP where he was informed about the completion of the refinery’s modernization.

The project "Construction of the Deep Refining Complex at the Atyrau Refinery" was implemented within the framework of the State Program for the Forced Industrial and Innovative Development of Kazakhstan and is the third, final stage of the plant's modernization.

Bakytzhan Sagintayev examined the objects of modernization, got acquainted with the progress of work on the Deep Refining Complex and the current activities of the Refinery.

General Director of "Atyrau Refinery" LLP, Galymzhan Amanturlin said that the large-scale project, which is included in the government program of modernization of Kazakhstan's refineries, has been completed. Within the framework of the launching operations on March 29 this year, technological installations for catalytic cracking, gas purification and sulfur production have been launched, and the production of high-octane gasoline has been increased. Start-up operations are continued at subsequent process plants.

The modernization will allow increasing the depth of oil refining and the plant's capacity from 5 to 5.5 million tons of oil per year, processing 2.4 million tons of raw materials (mazut, vacuum gas oil) per year, in addition, will increase production of high-octane gasoline, aviation and diesel fuel.

Thus, by processing 5.5 million tons per year Atyrau Refinery annually will produce 1 million 745 thousand tons of gasoline, 1.64 million tons of diesel fuel, 244 thousand tons of aviation kerosene. Furnace oil production will be reduced to 193 thousand tons. All motor fuels will meet the Euro-5 standard.

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