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SOCAR started reconstruction of Heydar Aliyev oil refinery

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NPZ3SOCAR has started reconstruction of the Heydar Aliyev oil refinery, SOCAR reported.

            “The goal of the works to accelerate introduction of Euro-5 fuel environmental standards.”

            According to the program, SOCAR plans to upgrade catalytic cracking and some other installations.

            Italian Foster Wheeler has been working to increase productivity of ELOU-AVT-6 installation up to 7.5 million tons a year and to efficiently use its local thermal potential

            US UOP company continues works to increase productivity of the catalytic cracking installation No 5 up to 2.5 million tons.

            “Supplying Azerkhimya plant with raw material to produce 100,000 tons of polyethylene and 150,000 tons of polypropylene a year is a focus of attention,” said the same source.

            SOCAR reported that in 2018-2019 the company plans to use technologies of UOP and other companies to build isomerization installation and installation for cleaning liquefied gas and gasoline fractions of the catalytic cracking installation from the sulphides.

            The Heydar Aliyev oil refinery is the only plant in Azerbaijan, to which the abolished Azerneftyag was included since January 1, 2015.

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