Uzbekistan GTL plant produces synthetic jet fuel by synthesizing natural gas
At the initiative and support of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, a new period has begun in Uzbekneftegaz JSC and in system enterprises - the process of implementing priority tasks and long-term plans. On the basis of the "gas-liquid" technology, the production of one of the leading plants in the world - "Uzbekistan GTL" is expanding.
In order to produce new types of products, constantly monitor their quality at the Uzbekistan GTL plant, a “Working Group” was created, headed by the Chairman of the Board of JSC “Uzbekneftegaz” Mekhriddin Abdullayev, which constantly studies the state of production of synthetic fuel products, processes of storage, sale and delivery of products.
It is gratifying that during the visit of the members of the "Working Group" headed by the Chairman of the Board, the production of another new type of product was launched.
For the first time in the history of not only Uzbekistan, but the whole world, the Uzbekistan GTL plant has launched the production of synthetic jet fuel that meets international standards (ASTM D-7566) and technical requirements.
Twenty-three basic physicochemical and technical parameters of synthetic kerosene have been brought to the full required level. Work has been completed to bring the freezing point, which is one of the main indicators, to the level of international standard requirements (-47°C).
At the moment, the Uzbekistan GTL plant has received positive conclusions from the international organizations IATA, ASTM International, Def Stan on permission to use GTL kerosene as a synthetic component for aviation fuel.
In accordance with the recommendations of the International Aviation Regulatory Organization (IATA), a sample taken from the first batch of synthetic kerosene produced at the GTL plant was sent to the SGS laboratories in Estonia, Belgium and France for analysis and relevant conclusions in order to obtain a certificate compliance.
The Chairman of the Board noted that on June 15 this year, the production of the first synthetic oil in the history of Uzbekistan was launched at the Uzbekistan GTL plant, on June 29, 2022, the first synthetic diesel in the history of the petrochemical industry of Uzbekistan, and then synthetic GTL naphtha, and officially announced that another development of specialists gave its results, and for the first time in world history, synthetic jet fuel was produced by synthesizing natural gas.
In addition, during the visit, members of the Working Group, headed by the Chairman of the Board, studied the processes of production, storage, sale and supply of import-substituting petroleum products and hydrocarbons.
Instructions were given to increase the production of synthetic jet fuel, control the production of synthetic jet fuel in accordance with the international standard (ASTM D-7566) and technical requirements.
It was emphasized that in connection with the transition of the Uzbekistan GTL plant to full operation, it is necessary to gradually increase the production of synthetic fuel and ensure high quality products.
Also, as a result of the increase in production volumes, tasks were identified to reduce the cost of production.
It was established that from September 14 of this year, the starting price per ton of synthetic diesel fuel sold through the Uzbek Republican Commodity and Raw Materials Exchange will be reduced to 13 MM 897 thousand 109 soums.
The price was reduced for the second time in two months, on August 29 of this year, the starting price for synthetic diesel fuel was reduced from 15 MM 550 thousand 500 soums to 14 MM 504 thousand 378 soums.
The state of work to ensure the synchronous operation of about 11 thousand pieces of equipment and main production units at the plant was also studied and an open conversation was held with engineers, young specialists working in technological processes.
A working meeting was held with the participation of the heads of production departments of the plant and management personnel, the necessary instructions were given to ensure the uninterrupted production of synthetic fuel products, timely and high-quality delivery of fuel products to consumers.
To date, the GTL complex has produced only 55 thousand tons of synthetic diesel fuel and 20.5 thousand tons of synthetic naphtha, and are daily supplied to consumers through the Uzbek Republican Commodity Exchange.
It should be noted that the Uzbekistan GTL complex plans to produce import-substituting oil products and hydrocarbons for a total of $1 B U.S. dollars or more than 12.8 T soums per year.
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