Serbia’s Naftna Industrija Srbije (NIS) JSC Novi Sad has commissioned its long-planned deep conversion, or bottom-of-the barrel (BOTB), complex as part of the operator’s second-stage modernization program to improve energy efficiency, boost production of higher-quality products, and ensure operational reliability at its 4.8-million tonnes/year refinery at Pančevo
As a result of implementing this project refining depth at the Pančevo Refinery now stands at more than 99 percent, with diesel production up 38 percent. In addition to which, the company is now producing a new product, of considerable value to Serbia — coke, hitherto only available by import.
The construction of new modern facilities at the Pancevo Refinery, together with renovation of plant infrastructure, has made it possible to minimise harmful emissions such as benzene, sulphur oxide and nitric oxide, thereby falling within the stringent environmental standards of the European Union.
The plant was the first energy company in Serbia to receive an international certificate of accreditation under the European Commission’s Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) Directive, confirming its production process’s compliance with European environmental standards.
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