Grupa LOTOS S.A. - Integrated Annual Report 2012
In line with the LOTOS Group's strategic objectives, we are committed to maintaining the highly competitive position of the Grupa LOTOS’ refinery in Gdańsk. In 2012, we met the targets of our policy for improving the efficiency of the refinery's production process, whose chief elements were:
- connection, successful start-up and continuous utilisation of natural gas for the production of hydrogen gas and steam in the CHP plant, and as fuel for process furnaces,
- hydrowax use,
- efficient use of the ROSE unit and MHC hydrocracking to process heavy vacuum residue,
- an increase in the conversion rate at the MHC unit, and
- the launch of xylene production at the newly constructed unit.
In 2013, we plan to execute further projects designed to enhance the efficiency of our production processes, one of which will consist in improving the technical condition of all the refinery's production units as part of the Spring 2013 periodic overhaul. We also intend to complete implementation of the Energy Management System.