In 2011, the refinery processed the total of over 9 million tonnes of Rebco crude oil, i.e. 0.2% more than in the previous year. Fuel output rose to 75%.
In 2011 the company implemented a range of projects aimed at improving product quality and operating efficiency.
Implementation of projects designed to improve energy efficiency allowed to reduce fuel consumption in the refinery, which in turn also resulted in the reduction of the value of the Energy Intensity Index (EII) of the refinery by 4.5 points.
In order to more effectively prepare planned overhaul downtimes, the company implemented a maintenance support computer system CMMS-D7i, allowing e.g. to record and account for works. An automatic balance sheet register system was also launched, allowing to keep record of petroleum products in a quicker and more accurate manner, calculate output and minimise losses. Moreover, the pneumatic control system was replaced by modern distributed control systems (DCS) and Emergency Shutdown System (ESD).
The project for modernisation of recovery and sulphur granulation unit was initiated in December as part of environmental activities. Currently the refinery produces approximately 250 tonnes of sulphur per day. After modernisation, production will increase to 350 tonnes/day, with possible extension to 450 tonnes/day.
Production volume of selected refinery products in 2010 – 2011 (ORLEN Lietuva; ‘000 tonnes)
|Crude oil processed||8 985||9 007||0.2%|
|Total charge||9 287||9 475||2.0%|
|Total petrol||2 767||2 781||0.5%|
|Diesel fuel||3 531||3 682||4.3%|
|Light heating oil||9||9||0.0%|
|Total fuel||6 821||6 995||2.6%|
|Fuel output (%)||73,8||74,8||1.0 p.p.|
In 2011 road bitumen production in Lithuania was by 8% higher than in 2010. This is the result of increased demand associated with transfer of a major part of road works from 2010. Share of sales to the Polish market by ORLEN Lietuva dropped by 7%, to the Lithuanian and Latvian market rose by 2% and 5%, respectively, whereas on the Estonian market it was maintained at the same level as last year.
ORLEN Lietuva bitumen production volumes in 2010 – 2011 (‘000 tonnes)
Bitumen sales structure at ORLEN Lietuva in 2010 – 2011
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