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Combined Oil Refining Unit Euro+ at Gazpromneft Moscow Refinery: Inauguration and Start Up of CORU Plant

Moscow, 23 July 2020 - Yesterday the inauguration ceremony of Combined Oil Refining Unit Euro+ at Gazpromneft Moscow Refinery was live streamed on tv channel Russia 24, with the President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin connected on video conference to Site where Alexander Novak  - Minister of Energy, Alexander Valeryevich Dyukov Chairman of the management Board of Gazprom Neft, and Sergej Semënovič Sobjanin – Mayor of Moscow attended the first production from the plant. 
Our team at CORU Project achieved the last important milestone on 10th June 2020 when the RFSU (Ready For Start Up) Certificate was signed by both Parties.

During the past several months, the whole Plant has been gradually started up: first, Unit 100 (Crude Distillation/Vacuum Distillation), then Unit 400 (LPG Sweetening and Fractionation), Unit 250 (Naphtha Hydrotreating), Unit 300 (Diesel Hydrotreating), Unit 200 (Catalytic Reforming) and recently Unit 230 (Continuous Catalyst Regeneration).

The Plant is now fully in operation under stable conditions and will satisfy the increasing demand for Euro+ automotive fuels in the entire Moscow region.

The last target is to ramp-up the capacity of the Plant to 100% to achieve the design conditions in order to perform the 72-hours Performance Test Run within the coming weeks.