Karim Massimov appreciates the progress of modernization of Atyrau oil refinery

08 August 2016, 23:44
Atyrau Region
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Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Karim Massimov attends Atyrau Oil Refinery (AOR) during his working trip to Atyrau.

Atyrau oil refinery plant is the first oil refinery plant in Kazakhstan, it was commissioned in September 1945. The plant produces 21 names of petroleum products. They are produced in industrial volumes unleaded gasoline brands AI-80, AI-92, AI-93, also received technical advice and access to the right of AI-96 unleaded gasoline production.

As part of the modernization of the Atyrau refinery in 2015 it was put into operation for the production of aromatic hydrocarbons. Currently under construction of a new complex for deep processing of oil. Mechanical completion of the project is planned at the end of this year. Pre-commissioning and commissioning planned in 2017.

Due to modernization of the plant it is planned to achieve an increase in capacity of secondary processes and oil refining depth, increasing the output of light oil products, an increase in the number of products, improve the quality of motor fuels that meet environmental grades K-4 and K-5, the elimination of the deficit of high octane gasoline and jet fuel in the domestic market. In addition, the modernization will lead to an increase in reliability of the plant process streams by increasing the processing capacity of crude oil up to 5.5 mln tons per year.

The Prime Minister and director of LLP "Atyrau Refinery" Kayrat Urazbayev visited the territory of the plant and got acquainted with the factory infrastructure, as well as installations for the production of aromatic hydrocarbons.

The main goal of the program is to  energy security of Kazakhstan due to the complete satisfaction of the internal needs  for major types of oil products: gasoline, jet fuel and diesel fuel.