Bukhara oil refinery to be modernized in cooperation with SK Engineering & Construction
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- On 6 July 2020, Chairman of the Board of Uzbekneftegaz Mehriddin Abdullayev and President of South Korean company SK Engineering & Construction Jason Ann signed an agreement on the provision of engineering services providing for the development of a basic project (FEED) for the modernization of the Bukhara oil refinery. This was reported by the press service of Uzbekneftegaz.
This agreement was signed as part of the implementation of the resolution of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan from 29 April 2019 “On measures to further expand and strengthen cooperation between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Korea.”
Earlier on 19 April 2019, as part of the visit of the President of the Republic of Korea to the Republic of Uzbekistan, a Cooperation Agreement was signed between Uzbekneftegaz and SK Engineering & Construction on the modernization and reconstruction of the Bukhara Oil Refinery.
As previously reported, the project “Modernization and reconstruction of the Bukhara Oil Refinery” aims to increase the depth of processing of existing capacities from 79% to 95%, the yield of light petroleum products from 77% to 91% and the production of petroleum products that meet the requirements of the Euro 5 standard.
Within the framework of this project, it is planned to build installations for hydrotreating general naphtha, isomerization of light naphtha, short-cycle adsorption to increase hydrogen purity, a catalytic cracking unit for fuel oil, reconstruction of amine purification units, gas oil hydrotreating, and atmospheric distillation of oil and gas condensate mixtures.
SK Engineering & Construction is one of the world’s leading companies in the design and construction of petrochemical and energy industries.
SK Engineering & Construction participated in more than 400 oil and gas, petrochemical and energy projects, including 360 newly built plants and 59 modernization projects.
For example, from projects completed in recent years, a Saudi Arabian refinery project for Aramco with a processing capacity of 17 million tonnes of oil per year and for the Canadian company Suncor to build a refinery with a processing capacity of 9 million tonnes of oil per year, among them.