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The autumn holidays for schoolchildren turned out to be really interesting and rich in various events. PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim arranged fabulous and practicable excursions for boys and girls. The facilities for visiting by the schoolchildren were Museum of "Battle Glory" of "Neftekhimik" search detachment, as well as the construction site of a new industrial complex - the production of Ethylene EP-600.
From the excursion around the museum, students of schools number 8, 22, 29, 32, as well as representatives of the Association of Parents and Guardians of Disabled Children, learned about the search activity that the Neftekhimik search team has been conducting for many years. The students were especially interested in the personal belongings of soldiers, items related to military operations - fragments, shells and cartridges of various calibers, models of weapons from times of the war.
The Museum of "Military Glory" was established at the initiative of the of Neftekhimik search unit commander, Ms. Olga Lantsova. Unused items were adapted for the future building of the museum, in which, at the expense of Nizhnekamskneftekhim, renovation and major repairs were carried out. The opening of the museum took place on 25 June 2020. Now there are halls devoted to the beginning of the Great Patriotic War, a military exposition and a training hall for search engines.
Students of the 35th Lyceum had a chance to visit the construction site of the new EP-600 Complex, where they could personally observe the process of its construction from a special observation deck and find out what specialties are in demand at the new production.
Interest in socially significant facilities of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim is not being lost. In the period from November 11 to 23, Nizhnekamskneftekhim arranges excursions in the Museum of "Battle Glory" of the "Neftekhimik" search group for students of the GAPOU "Nizhnekamsk Polytechnic College named after E.N. Korolev. They will take place as part of the study of the discipline "History" on the topic "The Great Patriotic War".
In Moscow, at Troyekurovsky Cemetery, a monument was erected devoted to Mr. Nikolai Lemaev, the First General Director of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim. The initiative belongs to the management of TAIF Group and members of the Management Board of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim.
The monument will be unveiled on the eve of the birthday of the legendary leader with participation of veterans of the enterprise and relatives of an outstanding Russian petrochemical engineer.
Nikolai Lemaev was born on 14 November 1929 into a peasant family in the village of Krasny Yar in the Kuibyshev region. After graduating from the village school in 1946, he entered the new Kuibyshev Oil Technology College. He was assigned to the city of Chernikovsk near Ufa, to a petrochemical plant under construction, where he went through all the production stages: he worked as a foreman, a senior operator, a duty officer and a senior engineer, a deputy head and a shop manager. Concurrently he studied at the institute.
In March 1963, at the age of 33, Nikolai Lemaev arrived in Nizhnekamsk to build a petrochemical plant. In a short time, I gathered a team of friends, an efficient and highly professional team.
Thanks to Nikolai Lemaev, Nizhnekamskneftekhim has become the country's largest producer of synthetic rubber and monomers. In 1980, he was awarded the title of Hero of Socialist Labor by the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR for his services in the development of the oil refining and petrochemical industries and outstanding success achieved in the construction, commissioning and development of the complex for the production of isoprene rubber.In 1985, Nikolai Lemaev was appointed First Deputy Minister, and from 1985 to 1990 - Minister of the Oil Refining and Petrochemical Industry of the USSR. In 1990, Lemaev resigned from his post of his own free will and was elected a Deputy of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR. He was an advisor to the First President of the Republic, Mr. Mintimer Shaimiev. During the crisis years, at the request of Shaimiev, he returned to the enterprise, since 1997 he was the Chairman of the Board of directors of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim. He passed away in 2000.
PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim proceeds with implementation of the project for the construction of the future EP-600 ethylene complex. On the night of November 6 to 7, 2020, large-sized equipment intended for the flare installation of the new plant was delivered to the construction site - a cold blowing tank weighing over 45 ton and a flare separator weighing 130 ton. For their transportation from the cargo berth to the place of temporary storage, special transport was used. In addition, in the course of its movement, electrical lines were turned off, since the equipment has stately proportions. Thus, the length of the cold blowdown vessel is 14.9 m, and its diameter reaches 6.3 m. The flare separator has the length of 22.8 m and a diameter of 7.3 m.
Both the vessel and the separator are important parts of the plant's overall flare system, which is used to safely vent gases from equipment in an emergency situation or during routine preparation. The flare collection system is designed and supplied by Linde GmbH, the flare itself is manufactured by John Zink. The height of the flare stack is 150 m.
The cold blowdown tank is designed to separate liquid hydrocarbon effluents with low temperature from gaseous ones before being fed to the flare header. The flare separator is required for the final separation of liquid from gaseous effluents. Large volumes of vessels are required due to the high design throughput.
Also, out of equipment of the new flare system, two more important elements were delivered - a flare head and a built-in water seal. In the near future, delivery of plants for the incineration of industrial waste and the oxidation of sulfur-alkaline effluents is expected. The installation and lifting of the flare stack, taking into account the installation of the supporting structure, will be started by specialists in spring 2021.
Autumn holidays, which started on 2 November, for the children from the 35th Lyceum began with an educational excursion to the territory of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim. Here, students of one of the 8th grade were introduced to the construction of a new industrial facility - the EP-600 Ethylene Complex.
Before the start of the excursion, the students underwent a mandatory safety induction. To avoid the spread of coronavirus infection, the guys put on masks and gloves.
Getting to know the future industrial facility began from the construction site. Chief Engineer EP-600 PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim, Mr. Andrey Egorov, told the children about the process equipment already installed on the site. In the summer, 17 different columns were installed here, the height of the largest of them reaching 96 meters. The schoolchildren managed to see them all from a special observation deck.
The boys and girls also took interest in the issues of employment for a new production, its specifics and areas of application of manufactured products.
The vessel "Neva Leader 6" arrived at the Nizhnekamsk loading terminal on October 26th with the following equipment for the new EP-600 complex of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim. This was the last cargo delivered by water. The navigation period is closed. The vessel made all its many kilometers away from South Korea to the city on the Kama River, through Romania, in order to deliver the necessary components for the plant under construction. This time 34 units of vessel and reactor equipment as well as materials arrived by water. The cargo included: a C3 fraction hydrogenation reactor, a pyrogasoline hydrogenation reactor, pyrogas dryers, separators of pyrogas and propylene compressors and others. In the coming days, unloading of equipment and its partial delivery to the temporary storage warehouses (to the equipment base of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim) as well as directly to the construction site for installation on the mounted foundations will be started. Installation of equipment will be carried out by specialists of Gemont LLC in accordance with the schedule of construction and installation works.
Among the equipment there are three items of an oversize cargo, the delivery of which will be carried out by a special transport on the night of October 30th to 31st, for that period power transmission lines will be disconnected and lifted.
The equipment of this, delivered by water, consignment, was the final one in the current navigation period. The next transport “window” will open in April 2021. Until that time, the delivery of equipment for EP-600 will be continued by ground transport.
One laureate and two diploma winners of the 1st degree - such awards have earned the PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim products as per results of the republican competition "The best goods and services of the Republic of Tatarstan", which represented a regional stage of the "100 best goods of Russia" program.
By the decision of the expert commission, Polypropylene of PP 7540U grade produced at Nizhnekamskneftekhim was recognized as the winner of the competition. Besides, the 1st degree diploma were awarded to two more products of the company - "Methoxypolyethylene glycol (MPEG) 1000M" and "SKD neodymium rubber (SKDN), grade 44M1".
Polypropylene of PP 7540U grade is a product obtained by copolymerization of propylene and ethylene in presence of complex metalorganic catalysts. It has an increased long-term thermal stability, resistance to thermal oxidative degradation in the PP production process, improved physical and mechanical properties, increased modulus of elasticity and plasticity. Polypropylene, PP 7540U, is used for the manufacture of packaging, buckets, containers, dishes, automotive parts by means of injection molding. Methoxy polyethylene glycol (MPEG) 1000M is a new product launched at Nizhnekamskneftekhim in 2019. MPEG is in demand among manufacturers of concrete mixtures, such as "superplasticizers". It is also used in pharmaceuticals, in the production of cosmetics, washing and cleaning products.
Another winner of the competition - "SKD neodymium rubber (SKDN), grade 44M1", produced at the revamped SKDN production line of the Synthetic Rubber Plant, is widely used in the tire and rubber industry, as well as in other sectors of the national economy for the manufacture of industrial products. This brand of rubber is characterized by an improved molecular weight structure. Tires made from this type of rubber are distinguished by a high level of durability, heat generation and rolling losses, which allows them to meet the highest requirements of the global tire industry.
At the PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim biological treatment facilities pilot tests of a new waste water post-treatment unit are underway. This project is being implemented jointly by specialists of the biological treatment facilities and the unit designing company from Moscow. The presented equipment is intended to be used at the final stage of a complex multistage process of wastewater treatment before its release into a natural reservoir. At biological treatment facilities this process takes place in the frame-bulk filters of the tertiary wastewater treatment unit. This section was put into operation in 1978. The cleaning efficiency is satisfactory. Nevertheless, due to the toughening of requirements regarding the discharge of treated effluents into the fishery water bodies, the most stringent requirements are imposed on the final indicators of wastewater treatment. Therefore, the petrochemists decided to introduce a new unit in order to improve the quality of waste water post-treatment. In October, it underwent pilot tests at the tertiary wastewater treatment unit of biological treatment facilities.
- Our unit is designed for the post-treatment of a waste water to be discharged into the Kama River. The principle of operation is that the effluent stream passing through the unit is filtered using a special membrane and all substances contained in the effluent stream, passing through the filter, are retained. We receive a clean water at the outlet meeting all the requirements. I know for the fact that this technology is a very effective one, - stated Dmitry Mochalov, a project engineer at Mediana Filter Company.
The filter absorbs all finely dispersed and suspended substances like a sponge. A new, very effective technology allows to additionally purify the effluents as per standards imposed by the requirements on maximum permissible concentrations permitted for discharge into the water bodies. This has already been confirmed by the results of analyzes carried out by the BTF laboratories and the R&D Centre. So, for example, a fivefold decrease in concentration was recorded regarding suspended solids.
- A constant monitoring is performed as we need to determine how efficiently the unit is operating. We will draw up reports which will help us to visually track all indicators and come to collective conclusions. In the course of several weeks we have accumulated a large piece of information; at present the tests are nearing completion. We have tried to use all kinds of methods as well as a coagulation and a mechanical cleaning. The future will show how efficient it is, ”said Sergey Nikolaev, deputy head of the production workshop No. 3406, water supply, sewerage and wastewater treatment department, PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim.
In this case, the most important indicator is the cleaning efficiency. This mobile unit was tested in different modes during peak, minimum and medium loads with the addition of coagulants to reduce the content of phosphates, ammonium and other substances.
Based on the pilot tests’ results, it will be determined how effective is the use of this equipment for its further intergration into Nizhnekamskneftekhim's biorefinery.
This day will be distinguished in the history of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim as another successful indicator of the Company’s performance - PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim has produced its 19 millionth ton of ethylene. The Ethylene Plant has reached this output level since its commissioning in 1976. It was just then when the establishment and development of new business lines for petrochemical synthesis at Nizhnekamskneftekhim were initiated. The Ethylene Plant is the main raw material source for most of the Company's production facilities. Ethylene is used for the production of synthetic rubbers, plastics, ethylbenzene, styrene, ethylene oxide and propylene oxide, alpha-olefins, and propylene trimmers. Ethylene produced at Nizhnekamskneftekhim is also supplied via ethylene pipeline to Kazan and the Republic of Bashkortostan, providing local production facilities with the demandable raw materials.
To date 18 pyrolysis furnaces have been installed at the Ethylene Plant. Seven of them are of the SRT-II type, a Japanese design, had been operating since the first days of the plant start-up. Consistently more modern and efficient furnaces, such as SRT-IV, were put into operation. The first SRT-VI furnace in Russia was built here in 2002.
In 2018, two new ecologically and energy efficient pyrolysis furnaces were put into operation. Due to the continuous revamp of the production unit and improvement of the technological process, the plant workers managed to increase the production capacity from 450 thousand tons of ethylene per year to the current 616 thousand tons of ethylene per year within the period of 44 years.
PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim continues an active implementation of the project for the construction of a new thermal power plant CCGT-TPP with a capacity of 495 MW. The total build-up area is 7.46 hect.
Construction and installation works are in full swing at the construction site. The main equipment is manufactured and delivered to the site: two gas turbines, a steam turbine, waste heat boilers with chimneys. Equipment delivery is 97% accomplished. The total number of personnel at construction sites reaches 1470 people.
The new CCGT-TPP comprises of two gas turbine units, two drum waste-heat boilers of the horizontal type, and a condensing steam turbine unit.
The thermal power plant is necessary to provide current and future production units with electricity, as well as to utilize the products of associated petroleum gases processing.
The general project contractors are Siemens Neftegaz and Energetika, and the contractor is ENKA.
The installation of a tower cooling tower is in progress. It is designed to cool the process water used in the operation of the main and auxiliary equipment. The height of this highest hydraulic structure is 89 meters. 2,157 tons of steel structures were assembled, which means 100% completion. At present the material of the cooling tower sprinkler is glued (sprinkler blocks are manufactured).
On October 17th, the sixth ship with a large-sized equipment for the new EP-600 plant at PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim arrived at the Nizhnekamsk cargo terminal. Covering 3 thousand kilometers, Neva-Leader 2 has delivered 61 pieces of process equipment. 15 pieces of equipment were loaded aboard in Italy, another 46 pieces in Romania.
The transportation of the arrived equipment will be carried out within three days according to the delivery and equipment layout plan. Special machinery will be involved for transportation aims: tractors, trailers, semi-trailers. Special requirements are put forward for the transportation of convection modules of pyrolysis furnaces; for these purposes special hydraulic motor trailers with a carrying capacity of about 300 tons will be used.
Assembly and installation of equipment will be carried out according to the planned schedule.
It is planned to deliver 264 pieces of equipment in total during this navigation season. The next ship with 58 pieces of a large sized equipment on board will arrive in Nizhnekamsk within the next couple of days.