LUKOIL Neftohim Burgas AD
LUKOIL Neftohim Burgas AD

Ecology

In line with its environmental policy LUKOIL Neftohim Burgas invests resources in the best available modern technologies, which allow reducing the level of environmental pollution at refinery sites.

In order to provide the environmental safety in LUKOIL Neftohim Burgas, the best available techniques are applied enabling the processing of hydrogen sulfide and water, reduction of hazardous emissions and safe processing of environmental residue.

LUKOIL Neftohim Burgas is continuously retrofitting the existing and constructs new facilities to improve the environment of the region of the company's operation: a new Sulphur Recovery Unit — 4, furnace flue gases treatment systems, new waste heat boiler and filtration system.

Sulphur Recovery Unit — 4 is designed to recover Hydrogen sulphide obtained from thermocatalytic processes of oil fractions updating.

The facility is used for both the new Heavy Residue Processing Complex units and the operating units of the refinery.

The unit's output capacity is 300 tons of granulated sulphur per day, and the sulphur extraction level is no lower than 99,8%.

A new waste heat boiler П-401 was built at the Catalytic Cracking unit, and a DAHLMANN filtration system was also installed.

The system is a new generation technology in oil refining and this is one of its first applications within the European Union.

The enterprise has built flue gases treatment systems on furnaces F-101 and F-2101 of Hamon. These are equipped with DeNOx units for nitrogen oxides removal, electric filters, DeSOx units for sulphur oxides removal, and are in full conformity with current requirements of energy efficiency, reagent use and operation performance.

The treatment systems made it possible to reduce the annual emissions of the two furnaces by cca. 210 tons for SOx, 90 tons for NOx and 70 tons for dust particles.

LUKOIL Neftohim Burgas is actively working on the implementation of the Program for remedy of past environmental damages. Within the framework of this Program the following projects are ongoing:

  • LUKOIL Neftohim Burgas environmental protection policy

  • Appendix No14 to Certificate of OAO LUKOIL. Standard ISO 14001:2014

  • LUKOIL Neftohim Burgas Quality Assurance policy

  • Certificate of LUKOIL Neftohim Burgas Standard ISO 9001

  • LUKOIL Neftohim Burgas Industrial Safety policy

  • Certificate of LUKOIL Neftohim Burgas Standard BS OHSAS 18001