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Crude Refining Plant

Production facilities #1 – Crude Distillation

Production facilities #2 – Middle Distillates Hydrotreatment

Production facilities #3 – Tank Farm


Production facilities #1 – Crude Distillation

CDU VDU -7 unit with a revamped vacuum section

An oil refining unit CDU/VDU-7 with a revamped vacuum section is designed to process a blend of crudes and target cuts that present feedstock for the units of a basic complex and a petrochemical industrial complex. The unit was put into operation in 1979. Its annual capacity in terms of crude processing is 7.344 mln. The vacuum section was revamped and commissioned in May 2003. In the course of 30 years of operation, the CDU/VDU-7 unit has processed some 185 million tons of crude.

Vacuum Residue Visbreaking Unit (Visbraker)

The unit is designed to process vacuum residue from the vacuum section of CDU/VDU-7 by means of thermal cracking with production of a fuel oil component. The unit was constructed based on the licence issued by Shell. The vacuum residue processing capacity is 1.8 mln tpa. It was launched together with the vacuum section in May 2003.

Road Bitumen Unit

The unit was based on the design of an Austrian firm Pörner (Bituroks® technology) and is designed to produce 138 thousand tpa of oxydized road and industrial bitumens. The unit was put into operation at the beginning of 2007.

Final products are shipped via a loading rack as well as by road and railway.


Production facilities #2 – Middle Distillates Hydrotreatment

Hydrogen Production Unit

Annual capacity is 16.2 thousand tpa.

The Hydrogen Production Unit is designed to generate hydrogen through steam catalytic conversion. The unit’s design was developed by the Howe-Baker company by the order of the ABB Lummus Global company.

The unit was commissioned in 2002.

Kerosene and Diesel Fuel Hydrotreatment Unit

The middle Distillates Hydrotreatment Unit is based on a desulphurization process with the use of catalysts produced by Criterion.

It produces:

  • 1861 thousand tpa of Hydrotreated Gas Oil;
  • 610 thousand tpa of Hydrotreated Kerosene Cut.

Sulphur content:

  • 0.001 % in hydrotreated gas oil;
  • 0.1 % in hydrotreated kerosene cut.

Sulphur Recovery Unit with granulation section

The unit is designed to produce elementary sulphur out of sour gas hydrogen sulfide with application of the Claus-process under licence of the Parsons company. Its capacity is 103.344 tons per day and 35139.94 tpa per annum. It was put into operation in January 2003.

Besides those mentioned above, a number of auxiliary facilities are operating including an amine treatment section and an amine regeneration unit, a sour water stripper etc.

Production facilities #3 – Tank Farm


This segment comprises a raw material and commodity base, vacuum gas oil tank farm and Fuel Oil Storage Facility with loading racks and is designated for:

  • feedstock supply and storage;
  • railway and motor vehicle shipment of products: jet fuel, heating kerosene, summer and winter diesel fuel, vacuum gas oil, granulated sulphur, heavy catalytic gas oil, furnace oil, and Fuel Oil.
  • diesel fuel shipment via a main pipeline in the direction Naberezhnye Chelny – Kazan – Nizhniy Novgorod.

In the 1st half of 2013, the TAIF-NK PSC Refinery processed 3 842.5 tons of its own raw materials.

 In addition, it processed:

  • light catalytic gas oil from the Gasoline Plant: in the 1st half of 2013 - 59 889 tons. 
  • sour gas from the Gasoline Plant: in the 1st half of 2013 - 6 103 tons;
  • diesel fraction with gas condensate processing plant:  in the 1st half of 2013 - 63 453 tons. 

The crude distillation unit design capacity utilization rate in  in the 1st half of 2013 amounted to 98.28%  for crude. Oil refining depth reached 73,13 % in the 1st half of 2013 due to an increase in light and end oil product extraction.

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