The Heydar Aliyev Oil Refinery (formerly the New Baku Oil Refinery, the "Azerneftyanajag" Production Union, and the "Azerneftyanajag" Oil Refinery) was established by order of the Ministry of the Oil Industry of the former USSR on July 29, 1953.
From the first days of its establishment, the plant became the largest and most advanced enterprise in the Azerbaijan Republic's fuel sector.
Over the course of more than 50 years, the refinery has processed more than 300,000,000 tons of oil, added new facilities, applied state of the art technologies, and produced different kinds of petroleum products.
At present, the refinery is processing 21 out of 24 grades of Azerbaijanian crude and 15 different petroleum products, including automotive gasoline, aviation kerosene, diesel fuel, black oil, petroleum coke, and others. The plant is meeting the republic’s entire demand for petroleum products completely. 45% of its petroleum products are exported.
The refinery includes such high technology equipment as the ED-AV-6 unit (placed in service in 1976) for initial oil refining, a catalytic reforming unit (1980), a gradual coking unit (1986), and a catalytic cracker (1993).
The plant's most important units are the initial refining unit, the ED-AV-6 electric desalter, and the fuel oil vacuum distiller. In order to improve the quality of its petroleum products to meet international standards, technology for cleaning the fuel with alkali and producing naphthenic acid feedstock was acquired under licenses from the Merichem Company of the United States.
The catalytic cracker placed in service in 1993 to produce high octane gasolines and the catalytic reformer that went into service in 1980 made it possible to improve the quality of the refinery's gasolines and diesel fuels.
In April 22, 2004, in honor of the refinery's 50th anniversary and outstanding performance, the "Azerneftyanajag" Refinery was renamed after Heydar Aliyev, the leader of Azerbaijan.
Director: Elman Abbas oglu Ismailov
Address: 1 Oktay Veliyev Street, Baku, AZ1060, Azerbaijan
Phone:(+99412) 521 23 21
Fax:(+99412) 422 00 50