May 2014


HP Global: Russian executives to build country’s first waste oil refinery

The 4-MMtpy Kirishi-2 refinery is anticipated to cost $3.14 B to construct. Plans call for the refinery to be expanded to a capacity of 12 MMtpy at a later date, at an additional cost of $5 B–$7 B.

Foster, H., Freelance Journalist

Andrei Yermolaev, founding partner and general director of the Kirishi-2 oil refinery in Russia, remembers watching a refinery rise 150 km southeast of St. Petersburg, Russia, when he was a boy in the 1960s. He did not just watch it, however; he experienced it, smelling the grime and dust on the clothes of his construction-worker mother and his truck-driver father as they helped build the Kirishi refinery. Fifty years later, life has come full circle for Mr. Yermolaev, a career oil man and former deputy of the Leningrad Regional Assembly. He and Giorgi Ramzaitsev (Fig. 1), owner of Chek-su.vk, Russia’s largest felloalloy and manganese ore processing company, are spearheading an effort

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