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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Naftan
  • Website:
  • Location: Novopolotsk, Belarus
  • Capacity: 11 million tons/annum & 220,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:

Brief Description

  • Novopolotsk Refinery is a medium sized, medium complexity refinery, capable of producing Euro V products. It also contains a petrochemical facility

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation
  • VDU
  • Hydrocracker
  • Diesel fuel and kerosene hydrotreatment,
  • catalytic reformer ,
  • Visbreaker
  • paraxylene, UOP PAREX,
  • ethyl benzene,
  • xylenes,
  • orthoxylene,
  • pseudocumene;
  • oil solvent recovery ,
  • oil dewaxing ,
  • oil tar deasphaltization,
  • bitumen ,
  • sulphuric acid;
  • lube oil additives (alkyl phenol, succinimide, sulphonated);
  • cogeneration gas turbine (CGTU);

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

Products Produced

  • Automobile gasolines (AI-95,AI-98 included); diesel fuels of various grades (diesel fuels of European quality EN590 included); jet engine fuels (JF); boiler fuels; a wide range of lubricating oils; additives and additives packs for oils; a wide range of petroleum solvents; petroleum bitumen (for construction, roads, roofs); high purity aromatic hydrocarbons (paraxylene, pseudocumene, benzene); sulphuric acid and other petroleum products

Ongoing Projects

  • For details see Novopolotsk Refinery Project
  • Main directions of the Program Naftan 2005-2010
    • Increase of oil processing capacity
    • Deepening of oil processing
    • Increase of product quality
    • Power supply and production facilities

Other Information

  • The depth of oil processing in 2008 was 72 percent.


  • Construction of the plant started in 1958 by order of the Council of Ministers of the USSR No. 2577-р dated August 6, 1958.
  • On February 9, 1963 first gasoline of the Belarusian origin was produced.
  • In 1964 the facility for catalytic gasoline reforming was launched.
  • 1966 – the project for expansion of the plant for processing of crude oil up to 17 million tons per year was designed.
  • In 1970-80s the project of the plant expansion was implemented as to construction of the facilities for primary oil processing АТ-8, АВТ-6, hydrocracking of diesel fuel, refining of gasolines, production of aromatic carbohydrates, increase of production capacity of lubrication oils.
  • 2000 - The Visbreaking unit was commissioned
  • 2001 - Thermal cracking unit start up
  • 2002 - No. 118, Naftan Novopolotsk Production Association Republican Unitary Enterprise was restructured into Naftan Open Joint-Stock Company.
  • 2005 - New hydrogen unit commissioned

Relevant Links

  1. Project Information
  3. Uhde Downstream Oil And Gas Projects
  4. Studi Tecnologie Progetti Refining References

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