Nizhnekamsk Refinery Project
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Also known as TANECO

Summary Information

  • Ownership: Tatneft
  • Website:
  • Wiki Page: TANECO Nizhnekamsk Refinery
  • Location: Nizhnekamsk, Republic of Tatarstan, Russia
  • Capacity: 7.0 million tons/annum & 140,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Project Stage: First phase is completed, whilst the rest is under Construction
  • Expected Completion: 2011
  • Budget:

The Project

  • Project Type: Greenfield
  • Project Summary: The new grassroots complex consists of an oil refinery, aimed at processing seven million tons of crude oil per year, a deep conversion complex and a petrochemical complex. The deep conversion complex includes aromatics units, a fluidised catalytic cracker, a distillate hydrocracker, a delayed coker and a gasification plant.
  • The petrochemical complex will include purified terephthalic acid, polyethylene terephthalate, linear alkylbenzene and polypropylene units, plus the associated power generation plants.
  • Main Contractors:
    • Foster Wheeler: FEED
    • Fluor: Providing project management services and select EPC services
    • VNIPIneft: Development of technical documentation and support services for packaging and delivery of equipment installations hydrocracking, hydrogen production and oils.
    • Lurgi: To manage Technology Coordination for Hydrocracker
    • Giprogazoochistka: Detailed design for combined sulfur recovery unit
  • Licences
    • Chevron Lummus Global: license for Isocracking technology

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation
  • Vacuum Distillation
  • Fluidised catalytic cracker
  • Hydrocrackers * 2 - Built by Izhorskiye Zavody, Licenced by Chevron Lummus Global
  • Delayed Coker
  • Visbreaking Unit - 2.1 Million tons / annum

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • Domestic Crude
  • Supply will be through a newly built 118.2 km longoil pipeline, which is to connect TANECO with the oil pumping station "Kaleykino (Almetyevsk Region).
  • The crude is heavy and sour.

Products Produced

  • The plants of the Complex will produce 18 kinds of oil refining products from motor fuels of European quality to the components of raw materials to produce a wide range of highly demanded petrochemical products.


  • 2011 - First production after completion of phase one
  • 2011 - TANEKO refinery was granted a license by Rostechnadzor for operation of explosion-hazardous production facilities
  • 2013 - The hydrogen unit was completed

Other Information

  • The rationale behind the project is to utilise the local heavy crude, rather than have to sell it at a discount.
  • The refinery is actually being built in two stages, with the upgrading units to be added later on.

Relevant Links

  1. Giprogazoochistka Refinery References
  2. Tatneft Downstream
  3. Chevron in Russia
  4. Izhorskiye Zavody complete unique shipment of petrochemical reactors for OAO TANEKO
  5. VNIPIneft signed a major contract for engineering services for the JSC TANECO (Russian)
  6. Taneco Project, Fluor
  7. Lurgi to manage Technology Coordination for Hydrocracker
  8. President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev Visited the Complex of Refineries and Petrochemical Plants in Nizhnekamsk
  9. Saipem Hydrogen Units
  10. TATNEFT Has Received the First Batch of Products at TANEKO Complex
  11. President of the Republic of Tatarstan, made a visit to TANECO Refinery
  12. TANEKO Has Become a Full-Fledged Player of the Oil Refining Industry Branch
  13. Heavy Equipment Was Mounted at the Construction Site of the Hydrocracking Installation
  14. Testing of Hydrogen Production Installation Has Been Started at "TANECO"

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