Lukoil began supplying energy to the Nizhny Novgorod oil refinery from a solar power plant in Volgograd – ExpertRU

Lukoil began supplying electricity to the Nizhny Novgorod (OR) Oil Refinery from its own solar power plant, which is located on the territory of the Volgograd Refinery.

“As part of the work to reduce controlled emissions of greenhouse gases, PJSC Lukoil is increasing the supply of electricity from its renewable energy sources (RES) to its industrial facilities. The company has started supplying electricity to the Nizhny Novgorod Oil Refinery from the second stage of the power plant Solar (SPP), located on the territory of the Volgograd oil refinery ”, reported the press service of the oil company. The volume of deliveries should be about 26 million kilowatt-hours per year.

The report said that the use of electricity generated from renewable energy sources should reduce the carbon footprint of the Nizhny Novgorod plant, with an expected annual decrease in indirect energy emissions of greenhouse gases by about 10,000 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent.

It should be noted that this is the second production facility of Lukoil after the Stavrolen Petrochemical Plant in the Stavropol Territory, which also uses the power of a solar power plant. Deliveries from SPP to Stavrolen began in October of last year.

Lukoil-Nizhegorodnefteorgsintez is the largest refinery in the vicinity of the company and one of the largest in Russia, accounting for almost 10% of the country’s total gasoline production. The installed oil refining capacity is 17 million tons per year; The share of exports in the total volume of manufactured products is about 30%. The plant has five main lines: the production of motor fuels, lubricants and petroleum tar, catalytic cracking, as well as the production and production of basic commodities for service operation units.

It was clarified that the supply of “green” electricity to Lukoil-Nizhegorodnefteorgsintez “Lukoil-Nizhegorodnefteorgsintez” is carried out by the company “Lukoil-Energoservice” on the basis of free bilateral agreements.

“The project was implemented under the Energy Supply Agreement (CDA RES) using mainly Russian equipment,” says the Lukoil website. After the start-up of the second phase in May 2021, the plant’s capacity was increased to 30 MW.

Earlier, experts reported that Lukoil will build the Yaranga Rainforest Garden in Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug by 2024. The indoor garden will house more than 400 species of plants, 16 species of reptiles, 15 species of insects and mollusks, as well as eight species Of amphibians and seven species of birds. It is planned to build waterfalls in Yaranga, and the complex will also have aquariums, an aquarium, terrariums and animal enclosures. The construction area is 20 thousand square meters.

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