Westport Trading Europe Limited (WTL) is constructing a complex of delayed coking and tar deasphalting at Turkmenbashi Complex of Oil Refineries, which is Turkmenistan’s flagship oil refinery, Trend news agency reported on Tuesday citing the WTL representative. The total cost of the complex would be 120 million euro.
According to the report, the project will allow to produce up to 900,000 tons of products per year at the delayed coking unit (DCU) and up to 500,000 tons per year at the tar-deasphalting (SDA) unit.
The implementation of this project started at the end of 2019 and is scheduled to be completed in 2022, the WTL representative said.
In addition, the WTL won a tender in Turkmenistan for the turnkey construction of a new installation for crude oil atmospheric distillation with an electric desalting unit at the Seydi Oil Refinery of Turkmenistan.
The delayed coking unit is designed for processing tar, fuel oil and asphalt to get additional volumes of gas, gasoline, light and heavy gas oil and petroleum coke.
The tar deasphalting unit is used to extract paraffin-naphthene hydrocarbons – deasphalted oil – from tar for further production of oils and asphalt.