The Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Mr. K. Massimov, had recently visited PetroKazakhstan Oil Products LLP within the framework of his working visit to South Kazakhstan Oblast.
The Head of the Government had a look at production operations and the progress of the Shymkent refinery reconstruction and modernization project.
In accordance with its modernization program, the refinery is busy constructing new process units such as an isomerization unit with an annual capacity of 600 thousand tons and an RFCC catalytic cracker for processing of fuel oil and vacuum gas oil with an annual capacity of 2.0 million tons per year, to produce high-octane motor fuels.
The PKOP modernization project is being implemented in two stages. In the first stage it is planned to launch the production of motor fuels complying with K4 and K5 emission standards (analogs of Euro-4 and Euro-5) in accordance with requirements of the Customs Union’s Technical Regulation.
The second modernization stage is intended for increasing the refinery overall capacity to 6 million tons of crude oil per year and the oil conversion ratio. At this stage the refinery equipment will be expanded to include an RFCC catalytic cracker, a Prime G+ gasoline hydrotreater, a Merox saturated and unsaturated gas treatment unit, a Hydrogen treatment unit and others. Overall the project covers construction and revamp of 11 process units and 29 off-site facilities.