Achinsk refinery is the only major refinery in the Krasnoyarsk territory, and is a key petroleum product supplier to the neighbouring regions. The plant was acquired by Rosneft in May 2007. The refinery’s crude distillation capacity equals 7 million tonnes per year. Archinsk Refinery processes West Siberian crude delivered via the Transneft pipeline system. The plant’s deep conversion facilities include catalytic reforming, jet and diesel fuel hydrotreatment, bitumen production, and gas fractioning units. The refinery specializes in the production of motor and jet fuels. Overall, Achinsk Refinery produces more than 100 different grades of petroleum products. The plant’s outputs are primarily distributed in the Krasnoyarsk territory and in the neighbouring regions. A portion of petroleum products produced by Achinsk Refinery is exported. Prior to acquisition by Rosneft, Achinsk Refinery processed substantial volumes of Rosneft’s crude oil under tolling arrangements.
Achinsk Refinery is relatively new and began producing petroleum products in 1982. In 1993, a comprehensive plant modernization program was launched, which allowed significantly increasing crude throughput as well as diversifying the product mix and improving its quality.
The Achinsk refinery processed 7.10 million tonnes of oil in 2009. Output of saleable products in 2009 was 6.79 million tonnes and refining depth was 62.6%. Capacity load was in excess of 100%. The Achinsk refinery produces the larges quanity of Euro-3 and Euro-4 gasolines among all Ronsneft refineries thanks to an isomerization unit, which was commissioned in December 2007.
Commissioning at the end of 2008 of a unit for utilization of hydrogen sulphide and production of granulated sulphur will help to reduce the refinery’s environmental impact.
A comprehensive development project was underway at the Achinsk refinery in 2009 to increase light product yield and ensure compliance with the government’s regulations on fuel standards. The aim is to make refinery outputs compliant with Euro-5. The project includes construction of delayed coking and hydrocracking units, a second stage of the isomerization unit, as well as a reforming unit, which will replace that currently in operation. Design and preparatory work was carried out in 2009.