Gazprom Neft’s Moscow Refinery has begun dismantling previous-generation facilities replaced by the plant’s new Euro+ oil refining complex. These works form part of the environmental upgrading of the Moscow Refinery, which has involved the company deploying cutting-edge technological solutions and getting rid of obsolete production facilities. Five installations are being decommissioned, dismantling of which is expected to be completed in 2021. Alexander Prokhorov, Head of Department for Investment and Industrial Policy, Moscow City Government, gave the official instruction launching these works.
The Euro+ complex went into operation in July 2020, its state-of-the-art technologies underpinning the full production cycle, from oil treatment and processing to fuel production. Thanks to the Euro+ facility’s advanced technologies, obsolete oil processing, distillation, rerun distillation and high-octane gasoline-component production facilities will all be dismantled. Columns, piping, furnaces and auxiliary buildings will also be dismantled, in turn. Vacated space will be used for future projects in the plant’s development programme, including projects to increase refining depth.
Gazprom Neft has been pursuing the modernisation of its Moscow Refinery since 2011, total investment in which will reach RUB350 billion by 2025. New production and environmental protection complexes have, already, made possible a four-fold reduction in environmental impacts, while increasing the output of those products in greatest demand.