In the period from May 22 to June 7, 2020, Shebelynka Oil Refinery (Shebel) will carry out scheduled preventive maintenance.
The scope of work comprises routine maintenance, inspection and repair of equipment, in particular removal of deposits, inspection of column, heat exchange and separation equipment, cleaning, inspection and repair of pipe heaters, replacement of shut-off valves, etc.
The scheduled preventive maintenance also provides for the implementation of a project for the dispatching of operational processes, in particular, the installation of 30 metering units and the installation of rapid-response analyzers for online monitoring of individual production stages.
“The postponement of scheduled maintenance from autumn to late May is due to reduced consumption of petroleum products in Q2 2020, which was caused by quarantine restrictions,” comments Sergiy Fedorenko, Chief Commercial Officer of JSC Ukrgasvydobuvannya. – “We have created sufficient reserves, so scheduled maintenance will not affect the shipment of already contracted products, as well as the volume of petroleum products that we sell at weekly spot and monthly long-term tenders.”
Shebelynka Oil Refinery (Shebel) is one of two operational oil refineries in Ukraine. The refinery traces its history back to 1960. In 2014-2017, the refinery underwent the largest modernization over the past 20 years, which allowed manufacturing products that meet the highest applicable quality standards. Since 2018, Shebelynka Oil Refinery has sold its products on the market under the Shebel brand. According to performance indicators in 2019, the refinery increased production of gasolines to 149 thous. tons (+14%) and diesel fuel to 88 thous. tons (+4%).