NCECT will offer services for benchmark in gassessment, optimal refining catalysts selection as well as engineering services to be provided directly at productio nsites (e.g., technology audit, supervision of loading and unloading catalysts), or remote services (for example, catalytic unit monitoring). All this is necessary to improve the efficiency of refineries and, ultimately, the Russian oil refining industry. Currently, there are no such independent centers in Russia.
In September 2019, a large-scale investment project NCECT was unanimously approved by working group for implementing the Program for Reindustrialization of the Economy of Novosibirsk Region up to 2025 under the direction of the Minister for Trade & Industry of the Russian Federation, Mr. Denis Manturov, at the VII International Forum and Exhibition of Technological Development TECHNOPROM.
At the end of 2019, the investment project NCECT was presented at the meeting of the Governor of the Novosibirsk Region with the leaders of the Russian Direct Investment Fund in the context of the Days of the Novosibirsk Region in the Federation Council of the Russian Federation. Currently, the intensive search and recruitment for investors among major Russian vertically integrated oil companies (VIOK) and independent refineries, as well as foreign investors is continuing.
The background of the center establishment, NCECT financial and institutiona lmodel and the project efficiency assessment can be found in the article “Financial and Institutional Model as a Tool for Analyzing the State Support for Engineering Projects” by Galina Untura (Novosibirsk State University, Institute of Economics and Industrial Engineering, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. D.Sc. in Economics, Professor, Head Scientist), Pavel Averkin (Researcher at the Institute of Economics and Industrial Engineering of the SB RAS) and Roman Gulyaev (PhD in Chemistry, Deputy Director for Development of SKTB Katalizator) published in INNOVATIONS Magazine, the journal devoted to the issues of innovative activities.