In May 2019, Afipka LLC, one of the largest oil refineries in the south of Russia, entered the management of Mikhail Gutseriev's SAFMAR Group. Under the management of ForteInvest, the company renewed the feed of crudes and completely restored production.

In addition, in the fall of 2019, the refinery began an active phase of upgrade - the construction of the main upgrade facility, the Vacuum Gas Oil Hydrocracking Complex began at the Afipka Refinery. The enterprise will use the experience of construction of the Hydrocracking Complex at the Orsk Refinery (part of the ForteInvest JSC), where its construction was successfully completed in the fall of 2018.

The construction of the Hydrocracking Complex is planned to be completed as soon as possible - by the 3rd quarter of 2022.

In addition to the construction of a hydrocracking complex, the upgrade program in the near future provides for the construction of a delayed coking unit (DCU).



Following the commissioning of the new Hydrocracking and DCU complex, the production capabilities for deep oil refining and for the production of marketable products will significantly change



Light oil




Refining depth


As upgrade results, the refinery will exclude fuel oil and vacuum gas oil from the process line, using them as semi-finished products for further processing and production of high-quality, environmentally friendly and market-demanded light oil products.

  • Construction of a hydrocracking complex at Afipka

  • By this period, the main hydrocracking facilities will also be built:

    - the hydrocracking unit itself and plant facilities,

    - hydrogen production unit,

    - sulfur production unit.
  • Construction of a delayed coking unit at Afipka