Russia’s Surgutneftegas has commissioned a hydrocracker at its Kirishinefteorgsintez refinery near St. Petersburg.

The hydrocracker is forecasted to have a run rate of about 98,000 bpd.

Construction was completed and commercial operation began for the unit in December 2013, the company said last week.

According to Surgutneftegas, the new hydrocracker is now the largest in Europe.

The company’s investment in the project totaled around $2.6 billion.

The hydrocracker comes as part of Surgutneftegas’ continued implementation of the quadripartite agreement with Rostekhnadzor, FAS, and Rostekhregulirovanie to implement investment programs aimed at upgrading the company’s refining capacity.


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