Afipsky NPZ allocated one-third of billion rubles for environmental protection measures
Due to the celebration of the World Environment Day and Ecologist's Day, Afipsky NPZ (since May 2019 is managed by JSC «ForteInvest» and is a part of Mikhail Gutseriev’s SAFMAR Group) summed up the results of environmental activities in 2019 and 2020, as well as outlined prospects for the near future.
- The refinery stays in-step with the times, paying significant consideration to environmental protection, - said Alexander Gribok, General Director of «Afipsky NPZ» LLC. - This is confirmed by the results of our activities and advanced projects.
The share of financial investments in environmental protection measures is growing from year to year. Thus, compared to 2018, in 2019, the amount of funds allocated for the implementation of environmental protection measures increased by 12% and amounted to about 337 million rubles.
The refinery regularly implements the best available technologies – BAT) - regulated by federal legislation of environmental standards.
In particular, Afipsky NPZ operates tanks’ pontoons (floating roofs) for storage of oil, gasoline and drip product. This technology allows reducing the emissions of pollutants into the air by up to 99.5%.
Currently, the technical upgrade of the gasoline and kerosene loading rack for the processed products offloading is coming to the final stage. In the near future, the Vapor Recovery Unit will be put into operation, which will reduce hydrocarbon emissions as much as possible.
Another project that is very promising from the point of view of ecology is the construction of the Sulfur Recovery Unit, which will become one of the main elements of the future Hydrocracking Complex.
"This unit will provide thermal and catalytic conversion of hydrogen sulfide, which will also contribute to improving the environmental situation," said Marina Kovaleva, chief ecologist and head of the environmental protection department