The Tuapse refinery completed the first phase of modernization of production

  • Photo: Alexander Anosov / WP
  • Photo: Alexander Anosov / WP

Modernization of Tuapse refinery — is actually build a new refinery without stopping the current production. Reconstruction of the plant will significantly increase the volume of oil from 4.5 million to 12 million tons a year, increase the depth of from 54 to 98.5 per cent and go to the output corresponding to the environmental class "Euro-5".

October 11 put into operation the most powerful Russian setting of primary oil refining CDU VDU 12. Starting the installation completes the first phase of modernization, which includes also large objects such as parks crude oil and oil products, the central laboratory, fire station, the pumping light oil and a number of others.

As a result of the completion of the first phase of modernization created 400 new jobs. 



Tuapse in the Krasnodar region is part of the largest Russian oil company — JSC "NK" Rosneft ".

The plant’s capacity is 4.4 million tons (32.2 million barrels.) Of oil per year. The plant processes West Siberian oil, which is supplied by the pipeline system "Transneft" and the oil produced in the south of Russia and delivered to the refinery by pipeline AK "Transneft" and rail. The plant specializes in the production of motor fuel.

Tuapse refinery is located in the immediate vicinity of the Company-ownedTuapse oil terminal. This allows you to export about 90% of the production plant. The rest of the oil products sold in the domestic market distribution enterprises, including through its own gas station.

The volume of oil processing at the refinery totaled 4.51 million tons (33.0 million barrels)., Which is 13.5% less than the volume processed in 2009 decrease was due to the decommissioning of the second quarter of the AT-3 in connection with the ongoing works to expand refining capacity. Production facilities are fully loaded, and the production of oil products amounted to 4.42 million tons refining depth in 2010 was 52.9%.

Key performance indicators of the Tuapse refinery

  2008 2009 2010
Plant capacity
million barrels. 38.2 36.6 33.0
million tons 5.2 5.0 4.5
Processing volume
million barrels. 38.2 38.1 33.0
million tons 5.23 5.21 4.51
Depth of processing,% 56.1% 55.3% 52.9%
Petroleum product,million tons 5.11 5.09 4.42
Gasoline (including naphtha) 1.02 1.06 0.87
Diesel fuel 1.77 1.71 1.43
Fuel oil 2.26 2.27 2.07
Other products 0.06 0.06 0.05


The program provides for the expansion of the Tuapse refinery capacity from 5 to 12 million tonnes (c 37 to 88 million barrels.) Per year. In fact, it is about building on the grounds of a new modern refinery plant with a Nelson complexity index of about 8, and the output of light oil products 90%. In this automotive fuel produced at the refinery will fit classes 4 and 5 (equivalent to Euro-4 and Euro-5). Tuapse plant has the most favorable geographical position of the processing assets of "Rosneft", which determines the high cost-effectiveness of the project to expand its capacity.

The project is implemented in two phases. The first phase includes the construction of primary oil refining CDU-AVT-12 with naphtha hydrotreating section, as well as other facilities. The second phase includes the construction of the hydrocracking of vacuum gas oil and diesel hydrotreater, hydrogen production unit, isomerization and naphtha hydrotreating, catalytic reforming, sulfur production, installation fleksikokinga.

Construction progress of Tuapse refinery (

Construction progress of Tuapse refinery (

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