LUKoil has completed construction of the fourth power block at its combined heat and power plant in Romania and is operating it on a trial basis, the company said.
The plant is located at the site of the Petrotel-LUKoil oil refinery and supplies heat and electricity to those facilities. The fourth power block will also provide electricity to the Romanian market.
The boiler will use petroleum coke, an inexpensive end product of the refining process, as fuel. This is LUKoil’s first project to use petroleum coke as a fuel source for electricity production.