Consortium of WTL (FZE) from UAE and Westport Trading Europe Limited from USA has started installation of the Retarded Coking Unit (RCU) at Turkmenbashi Complex of Oil Refineries (TCOR).
The U.S. based Westport Trading Europe Limited, winner of the tender for completion of construction of the RCU, is a well-known player in Turkmen oil and gas market. The company has commissioned the unit for annual production of 37.2 thousand tons of high-quality road bitumen at Seydi Oil Refinery.
The company will build retarded coking and de-asphalting of tar units at TCOR. The main objective of the units is to process heavy remains of tar and heavy fuel.
Design capacity of new equipment, which is licensed and developed by the leading Foster Wheeler company, is 900,000 tons of products per year.
Tar de-asphalting unit with production capacity of 500 thousand tons uses the remains of refined heavy fuel as a raw material.
New units will be able to increase processing capacity of the TCOR by 10%-20%. Coke gasoline, produced by the RCU, is a main component for production of A-80 gasoline or can be used as a material for production of high-octane gasoline. Light coke gasoil will also be used in the production of Euro 5 motor fuel.
After commissioning of the new units in near future, the refinery complex will increase production of petroleum coke, gasoline, liquefied gas and high-quality road bitumen.