WTL Continues Construction of Delayed Coking Unit at Turkmenbashi Refinery

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WTL Continues Construction of Delayed Coking Unit at Turkmenbashi Refinery
The project, with the total investment cost of 120 million euros, has entered the procurement stage for the main process technological equipment.

Westport Trading Europe Limited (WTL) is continuing the construction of the Complex of Delayed Coking and Solvent Deasphalting yunits at the Turkmenbashi Complex of Oil Refineries, despite the difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Azerbaijan’s Trend news agency reported on Thursday citing WTL.

The project, with the total investment cost of 120 million euros, has entered the procurement stage for the main process technological equipment, WTL told Trend.

"The Delayed Coking Unit is designed to further process heavy oil refining residues, namely tar, fuel oil and asphalt to produce additional amounts of gas, gasoline, light and heavy gas oil as well as petroleum coke. The design feedstock consumption capacity of the Delayed Coking Unit is 900,000 tons per year,” WTL said.

The Solvent Deasphalting Unit will extract paraffin-naphthenic hydrocarbons from tar (deasphaltizate) for further production of oils and asphalt used in the Delayed Coking Unit of the of oil refineries, according to the company.

WTL emphasized that the implementation of the project will significantly enhance the capabilities of the oil refining industry of Turkmenistan serving to the objectives of the State Program for the Development of the Fuel and Energy Complex of Turkmenistan.

WTL is an American company founded in 1998 as a supplier of American and European technologies, engineering work and a wide range of industrial equipment for the oil refining industry. WTL is headquartered in New York.