Gazprom completes the key catalyst installation at Omsk

11 July 2019

Gazprom Neft has now completed the installation of key catalyst reforming equipment at its Omsk Refinery. The modernization of the existing facility will facilitate a 1.5-fold increase in the production of high-octane gasoline components. Investment in the project stands at RUB9.7 B, with work being undertaken as part of the Omsk Refinery’s modernization, under implementation by Gazprom Neft since 2008.

Catalyst installation

A hydrotreatment reactor is the largest piece of equipment being installed as part of the project to modernize the L-35/11-600 catalytic reforming facility. This equipment — produced by specialists at Volgogradneftemash, standing at a height of approximately 47 m, and weighing more than 200 tonnes — will facilitate the purification of raw materials and increase the production of high-quality Euro-5 fuels. The full modernization of all facilities is expected to involve the installation of 12 pieces of large-scale equipment, all of it from Russian producers.