GAZPROM Komplektatsiya LLC (a GAZPROM subsidiary) has launched an investment program to increase the octane
number of the existing gasoline production and also the profitabilit y of its refinery located in Astrakhan, Russia, on the coast of the Caspian Sea. The refinery was first put in service in 1985.
The contract for the realization of this project was concluded with MAVEG Industrieausrüstungen GmbH, a German company with offices in Ratingen.
Frankfurt-based Lurgi GmbH and MAVEG were selected to supply Engineering and Procurement Services for this project and will handle a Naphtha Hydrotreater and a C5/C6 isomerisation unit to be integrated into the refinery. Start-up of the overall plant is scheduled for 2012.
“This order demonstrates Lurgi’s abilities in the Refinery Sector, with a particular focus on technologies allowing to improve crude conversion while improving fuel quality and participating to a reduction of their environmental impact. This new project illustrates our position as the “Clean Conversion Partner.” (François Venet, CEO of Lurgi GmbH) ”We selected our partners because we believe that their experience and expertise will bring our modernization project to a successful completion.” (Gazprom)