Radiy Khabirov: “Gazprom neftekhim Salavat is a unique enterprise for Bashkortostan”

On the 30th of August Radiy Khabirov, Acting Head of Bashkortostan, accompanied by Dinar Khalilov, Mayor of Salavat, and Ayrat Karimov, Director General of Gazprom neftekhim Salavat, visited the Company’s industrial site during his working trip to Salavat.

Radiy Khabirov: “Gazprom neftekhim Salavat is a unique enterprise for Bashkortostan”

Azamat Khabibullin, Deputy Director General, Production (the far right), describes specifics of the Company's operation to Radiy Khabirov.

Guests got acquainted with main production facilities of the Company starting with ELOU AVT-6 (atmospheric and vacuum distillation unit) at the Oil Refinery. The unit, designed for primary crude oil processing, currently processes gas condensate. Technology modification, feedstock storage facilities revamping, other arrangements and technical measures made it possible.

During the tour the delegation visited a number of units at the Oil Refinery, namely hydrotreatment, pressure swing adsorption units, isomerization unit of pentanehexane cut. The said units were constructed or reconstructed in the course of a large-scale modernization of the Oil Refinery.

Radiy Khabirov: “Gazprom neftekhim Salavat is a unique enterprise for Bashkortostan”

Ayrat Karimov, Director General of Gazprom neftekhim Salavat, and Radiy Khabirov, Acting Head of Bashkortostan, discuss the Company’s development prospects

At acrylic acid and butyl acrylate plant, which is the largest one in Russia, Radiy Khabirov asked about prospects for further acrylic acid processing. Gazprom neftekhim Salavat investigates the possibility of superabsorbent polymers (SAP) production based on acrylic acid for the use in personal hygiene products, etc. In 2018 the Company signed a memorandum of understanding with Yixing Danson Science & Technology Co., Ltd, Chinese corporation owning SAP technology.

The next point of the tour was ethylene-propylene unit started up in 1984. EP-355 unit produces ethylene and propylene, a highly-demanded feedstock for petrochemicals production process. Ethylene and propylene are consumed internally as a feedstock for production of acrylic acid, polypropylene, polyethylene, and also used at industrial plants of Bashkortostan and Russia. As a result of revamping the capacity increased up to 355 kta for ethylene and about 160 kta for propylene.

Giving an overview of petrochemical sector Ayrat Karimov, Director General of Gazprom neftekhim Salavat, pointed out that the Company as a major ethylene producer is connected to the only one ethylene pipeline in Russia, socalledethylene ring” connecting such companies as Kazanorgsintez, Nizhnekamskneftekhim, Ufaorgsintez, Kaustik and therefore giving them some advantages.

The delegation ended the tour by visiting Catalytic Cracking Complex under construction. It is the largest of the plants constructed at Gazprom neftekhim Salavat industrial site over the past 30 years. By the start-up of Catalytic Cracking Complex Gazprom neftekhim Salavat will complete modernization program of the Oil Refinery.

— This is a unique enterprise for our republic, — pointed out Radiy Khabirov at the end of his visit to the industrial site. — It is most advanced and high-tech, it strives to ensure a high level of social security for its employees, and that is of great importance. I am aware that the townspeople used to complain of the specific smell. Now, after the plant modernization, the situation is much better. However, we have just discussed with the Mayor of Salavat a possibility to install three additional air monitoring stations in different points of the town in order to ensure both external and internal environmental control within the Company.

For reference

Gazprom neftekhim Salavat is one of the largest oil refining and petrochemical complexes in Russia. The Complex was founded in 1948.

The Company is integrated into the Gazprom system. It has the basic advantage, consolidating on a single site a full cycle of crude hydrocarbons processing, petrochemistry and mineral fertilizers production. The Company comprises the Oil Refinery, Gas & Chemical Plant and the Monomer Plant.

Gazprom neftekhim Salavat produces more than 100 items, over 50% of which are bulk products including motor gasoline, diesel fuel, fuel oil, styrene, polystyrene, low density polyethylene, high density polyethylene, DOP plasticizer, butyl alcohols, sulphur, ammonia, urea, acrylic acid, butyl acrylate etc.

The oil refining and petrochemical products are exported to all the federal subjects of the country. The export reach covers over 50 CIS and non-CIS countries including Finland, China, Brazil, the UK, Western Europe countries and the Baltic states.

High quality of Gazprom neftekhim Salavat output is confirmed by certificates of conformity to ISO 9001 and 14001, the international standards of quality and environmental safety.

The Company’s occupational health and safety management system is compliant with the requirements of OHSAS 18001 international standard.

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