Omsk Oil Refinery expands cooperation with Russian manufacturers of high-tech equipment
The Omsk Refinery of Gazprom Neft received large-capacity equipment from the Ural Chemical Engineering Plant for the coke production modernization project. Thanks to this project, the first needle coke production in Russia will start operating in Omsk. This valuable raw material for the metallurgical industry now comes in full from abroad. Construction and installation work is scheduled to be completed in 2024.
Uralkhimmash, a leading Russian manufacturer of equipment for petrochemical production, sent a unit for cooling finished products to the Omsk Oil Refinery. The high-tech device is made of special structural steel, which retains its characteristics at high temperatures. The equipment is equipped with modern means of automation and digital control of production processes.
“Cooperation with the Omsk Oil Refinery is one of the priorities for Uralkhimmash. Our companies have been partners for many years. We are very pleased that ONPZ again entrusted us with the replacement of refrigeration equipment. The execution of this order required new solutions, and we coped with this task,” said Tamara Kobaladze, General Director of Uralkhimmash.
“The modernization of the Omsk Refinery is based on the systematic introduction of advanced domestic technologies. We form a pool of suppliers interested in developing the industrial potential of the country and maintain a steady demand for Russian equipment. Through the modernization of its own production, ONPZ contributes to the development of a number of related industries: from metallurgy to heavy engineering,” said Oleg Belyavsky, General Director of the Omsk Oil Refinery.
Needle coke is a raw material for the production of graphite electrodes. One of the residents of the Avangard SEZ is Gazpromneft-Grafitek, an enterprise implementing a project for the construction of a graphite electrode plant.