Petrochemical assets form a crucial part of Rosneft’s production complex. High product quality and continuous production process improvements enable the Company to compete successfully with Russian and foreign producers on the Russian market.
Rosneft’s petrochemical complex comprises:
- Angarsk Polymer Plant (APP);
- Novokuibyshevsk Petrochemical Company (NPCC);
- Ufaorgsintez (UOS).
Rosneft’s petrochemical production facilities also include the aromatic hydrocarbon production complex at BashneftUfaneftekhim and the methanol, butyl alcohol, and amine production capacities at the Angarsk Petrochemical Company.
Far Eastern Petrochemical Company (FEPCO)
The project provides for creating the largest refining and petrochemical complex in the Far Eastern Federal District, enabling the most efficient use of the Asia-Pacific market conditions and high added value of exported commercial products.
Pursuant to the List of Instructions of the President of the Russian Federation No. Pr-2579 dated 29 December 2016, efforts are ongoing to secure state support for the project. Neftekhimichesky Priority Social and Economic Development Area was established at the territory of Partizansky municipal district with an anchor resident represented by JSC Far Eastern Petrochemical Company, in line with Resolution No. 272 of the Government of the Russian Federation dated 7 March 2017.
At the meeting of the Governmental Commission for Social and Economic Development of the Russian Far East held on 10 August 2018, the Ministry for Development of the Russian Far East was instructed to develop a comprehensive plan to provide infrastructure for FEPCO project.
In 2018, Russia’s Main Directorate of State Expert Review completed development of the working documentation and issued positive opinions for oil refining and petrochemical facilities, high priority facilities of external infrastructure.
Angarsk Polymer Plant
Its main products include ethylene, high-density polyethylene, propylene, benzene, butylene-divinyl fraction, styrene, and polystyrene, among others.
Currently, Angarsk Polymer Plant is the only business in Eastern Siberia producing polystyrene and high-density polyethylene. The plant’s annual output includes over 200 thousand tonnes of ethylene, over 100 thousand tonnes of propylene, and 60 thousand tonnes of benzene. Ethylene is partially supplied to Sayanskkhimplast as feedstock, while the remainder is used for producing high-density polyethylene, and other petrochemicals. The feedstock used by the plant includes straight-run gasoline and hydrocarbon gases primarily produced by the Angarsk Petrochemical Company.
In 2018, the Angarsk Polymer Plant processed 723.9 thousand tonnes of hydrocarbon feedstock and produced 558.2 thousand tonnes of marketable products with high added value.
Novokuibyshevsk Petrochemical Company
NPCC is one of the largest producers of gas processing, petrochemical, and organic synthesis products in Russia and Eastern Europe. Its product mix comprises over 30 items, including tert-amyl methyl ether (TAME), industrial synthetic phenol, industrial synthetic ethyl alcohol, industrial acetone, liquefied petroleum gases, and para-tertiary butylphenol.
The company also operates facilities producing 300 thousand tonnes per year of high-octane additives for TAME motor fuels – its para-tertiary butylphenol (PTBP) production facilities are unrivalled in Russia and CIS countries, and the only synthetic ethanol production plant in the country.
In 2018, the company processed 1,005.162 thousand tonnes of feedstock, while its marketable products output totaled 939.9 thousand tonnes.
In 2018, NPCC conducted an enterprise-wide operational efficiency improvement program comprising 79 initiatives; 71 of these initiatives are currently being tracked and analyzed.
The company launched a pilot plant construction project for the production of synthetic high-index polyalphaolefin (PAO) base oils, as a PAO oil production facility does not exist currently in Russia.
Ufaorgsintez is one of Russia’s largest petrochemical enterprises, focusing on the production of phenol, acetone, high-density polyethylene, polypropylene and its copolymers, synthetic rubber, and other organic synthesis products. The plant produces over 30% of Russia’s total phenol output and is a leading producer of acetone. Ufaorgsintez accounts for over 10% of the country’s polypropylene output and over 15% of its low-density polyethylene output, exceeding 850 thousand tonnes of petrochemical product output per year.
The company’s products are widely used in the manufacture of PMMA, phenol formaldehyde resins, alkylphenols, plastic films, products for industrial and agricultural applications, industrial rubber products, as well as in sectors such as mechanical engineering, soft goods, healthcare, electronics, and electrical engineering.
Ufaorgsintez offers a number of unique organic synthesis products unrivalled in Russia. The company’s EPDM rubber produced is utilized in the manufacture of various industrial rubber products, including those used in the defense industry, as well as for wire and cable insulation in electrical appliances.
In 2018, the company processed 591.7 thousand tonnes of crude hydrocarbons and manufactured over 533,1 thousand tonnes of marketable products.