Liquid Nitrogen Storage (EPC project), Moscow Refinery

Facility classification:
UI&O auxiliary facility
Project type:
Turn-key Project
Contract period:
Project status:
Ongoing project

Project description

Moscow Refinery is one of the largest oil refineries in the Russian Federation in terms of oil refining volumes. The plant provides for more than one third of the fuel market of the capital region, including supplying the Moscow air hub. Moscow Refinery is a leading national manufacturer of modern road bitumen and the largest taxpayer among Moscow industrial enterprises.

Since 2011, Gazprom Neft PJSC has been performing comprehensive modernization of Moscow Refinery, consistently getting rid of outdated production facilities and has been actively introducing modern industrial complexes and technologies.

Under the contract with the customer, ASP-AQUA performs a package of works according to the EPC model for construction of a liquid nitrogen storage facility.

The liquid nitrogen storage is designed for receipt of ultra high purity liquid nitrogen according to GOST 9293-74, obtained from a third-party source, for storage and provision of low-pressure nitrogen during peak consumption (start-up, shutdown, repair), as well as in the event of a shutdown of one of the existing units of the nitrogen production unit (NPU) of Moscow Refinery consumers divided into 2 repair groups:

  • group 1: Moscow Refinery unit with the exception of the units included in group 2;
  • group 2:
    • existing (Integrated Refinery Unit (IRU) Euro+;
    • designed AORC units (HCU, HPU-2, SRU-2 (one line), DCU (Delayed Coking Unit), UI&O facilities;
    • existing Sulphide-Alkaline Wastes Deactivation Unit (SAWDU) (one line).

Our project works include as follows:

  • release of the detail design documentation;
  • development of a 3D model of the facility;
  • field engineering (designer’s supervision, installation supervision, quality control and assurance, ensuring compliance with the production safety requirements);
  • package supply of the process equipment;
  • organization and accomplishment of construction and erection works;
  • start-up and adjustment works and putting into operation;
  • training of the Customer’s personnel;
  • support of the customer’s undergoing of the State and departmental expert reviews.