Start of New Hydrogen Production

September 15, 2020 00:00

Gazprom neftekhim Salavat commissioned a Hydrogen Production Unit

Start of New Hydrogen Production

The new unit will meet the company's own needs for clean hydrogen

On September 15, 2020, the Head of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Radiy Khabirov, launched a new production via a video call. The modern unit was built as part of a large-scale refinery modernization program, its start-up will increase the production of high-quality fuel of the Euro-5 environmental standard.

Start of New Hydrogen Production

The starting ceremony for the Hydrogen Production Unit at the Russian Petrochemical Forum


The start-up of the unit took place at the official opening of the Russian Petrochemical Forum and the XXVIII specialized exhibition “Gas. Oil. Technologies". To support the opening ceremony, a teleconference was established between the exhibition complex and the industrial site of Gazprom neftekhim Salavat.

Start of New Hydrogen Production

At the microphone in the control room — the Head of the Salavat City Municipal District Administration, Igor Mironov, and the First Deputy Director General for production at Gazprom neftekhim Salavat, Azamat Khabibullin


At the exhibition opening, the Head of Bashkortostan, Radiy Khabirov, thanked the employees of the petrochemical industry, who, despite the pandemic, did not stop to work for a minute.

“They ensured the development of our economy, supplied heat and energy to our households. Now we are at a good stage of revival and recovery of the republic's economy. There is a good tradition to start-up new production facilities during the Russian Petrochemical Forum. Today, it will be the start-up of hydrogen production at Gazprom neftekhim Salavat. After that, I can officially declare that our gasoline will become the best in the country and the most environmentally friendly,” — said Radiy Khabirov.

During the ceremony, the permission to start the Hydrogen Production Unit was signed by the Head of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Radiy Khabirov, and Director General of Gazprom neftekhim Salavat, Ayrat Karimov.

Start of New Hydrogen Production

Head of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Radiy Khabirov, and Director General of Gazprom neftekhim Salavat, Ayrat Karimov, signed a permit to start operation of the Hydrogen Production Unit.


From Salavat, Azamat Khabibullin, First Deputy Director General for production at Gazprom neftekhim Salavat, reported on the readiness of the unit for operation.

“To date, we have completed all the preparatory work necessary for the receipt of feedstock by the unit, namely, leakage tests on technological assemblies, individual tests of equipment, and inspection of the technological unit’s automation system. I request authorization to start the unit,” — said Azamat Khabibullin.

«The authorization given!» — commanded Radiy Khabirov, and, in Salavat, the unit was put into operation.

“The Hydrogen Production Unit was designed and installed in scheduled time, the investment amounted to 8.5 billion rubles, 43 new workplaces were added,” — noted Igor Mironov, the Head of the Salavat City Municipal District Administration. — “In three years, our city will celebrate its anniversary, and it is very significant that a series of projects that we plan to implement by the 75th anniversary will begin with the Hydrogen Production Unit. This is a landmark, anticipated project both for the plant and the city residents. The unit will allow not only to increase the assortment and quality of products, but will also improve the environmental setting of our city.”
Start of New Hydrogen Production

Solemn moment — the unit is put into operation

At the event, there was held an award for employees who made a significant contribution to the implementation of this investment project.

Start of New Hydrogen Production

The successful completion of the project lies in the joint effort of a number of enterprises, whose representatives were rewarded with certificates of honor


For reference

The Hydrogen Production Unit is a major investment project of Gazprom neftekhim Salavat. The output capacity of the new facility is 25,000 Nm3/h of hydrogen.

The construction project owner is JSC Salavatneftekhimremstroy.

Basic project — Foster Wheeler AG, Linde.

Design and estimate documentation was prepared by LLC Salavatneftekhimproekt, that is a part of the SNH Group.

The general contractor was LLC ZSMiK.

The hydrogen produced at the unit with a purity of 99.9% will be used mainly in hydrogenation processes of the selective gasoline hydrotreating unit, incorporated in the FCC complex under construction. Thus, the company will be able to raise the output of diesel fuel and gasolines, save energy resources by exclusion or reduction of the by-products processing, and increase the cycle length and catalyst activity.

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.​


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