Turkmenbashi refinery plans to build a second coking unit to add 900,000 tons of coking capacity per year to its existing production, according to a Trend agency report citing the Turkmenistan government.
Turkmenbashi refinery operates a coker with a capacity of 200,000 tons of below 0.6 percent sulphur green petcoke per year. The refinery has a calcining unit as well.
No timetable for the new petcoke unit is given, but usually it takes several years to complete such a project. Normal petroleum coke output at similar capacity units are about 130,000 to 150,000 tons per year depending on fuel oil quality. Fuel oil is a feedstock for coking units.
Turkmenistan’s low-sulphur petcoke is supplied to aluminum and graphite industries in former Soviet Union countries and Central Asia.
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