Rustam Minnikhanov, President of Tatarstan, held a working conference at OAO "TANECO" (Nizhnekamsk, Republic of Tatarstan), where the issues of operating 1A1 Start-up complex facilities and further implementation of the Project were discussed.
In the beginning of the working visit Head of the Republic accompanied by Irek Faizullin, Minister of Construction/Architecture/Housing and Communal Services of Tatarstan, Shafagat Takhautdinov, General Director of OAO TATNEFT, Nail Maganov, First Deputy General Director of the Company - Head of URNiN, Khamza Bagmanov, General Director of OAO TANECO, Aydar Metshin, Head of the Nizhnekamsk Municipal Area, inspected the construction site of the hydrocracking and sulfur production installations.
Opening the meeting, Rustam Minnikhanov emphasized the status of TANECO as an operating enterprise of the oil refining industry. Today it is a full-fledged enterprise producing and delivering high quality products to consumers. The production capacity of CDU/VDU-7 has been increased up to 110 percent with increasing the oil processing depth at the refinery to 73.3 percent. President of the Republic of Tatarstan paid particular attention to the commissioned sulfur production unit. This installation designed for treatment and disposal of all kinds of sour gas of the Oil Refining and Petrochemical Plants Complex and production of the desired product: liquid and granular sulfur, will improve the ecological situation of the Nizhnekamsk industrial hub.
Khamza Bagmanov, General Director of OAO TANEKO, presented the information about the activities of the Oil Refining and Petrochemical Plants Complex. During the comprehensive testing and operation 4,361 thousand tons of oil were used and processed. Positive dynamics of hydrocarbon feedstock processing was noted over the past months with the yield of light products increasing from 42 percent to 49.3 percent.
A report on the project progress of the hydrocracking installation construction was presented by Nicholay Zaikin, Head of the Department for construction of the combined hydrocracking and petrochemicals production installation. 463 units of the planned 569 ones of the basic technological equipment have been purchased, of which 90 units have already been installed. All the orders for the long term manufacturing equipment for the amount of more than $ 9 billion rubles have been placed with manufacturers.
Concluding the meeting, President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov put targeted missions before all the participants of the TANECO Project implementation, and also whished the design and construction organizations to work most efficiently and with high quality during the summer months.