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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Petron
  • Website:
  • Wiki Page: Bataan Limay Refinery
  • Location: Bataan, Phillippines
  • Capacity: 9.0 million tons/annum & 180,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Project Stage: Construction
  • Expected Completion:
  • Budget: $1.8 Billion

The Project

  • Project Type: Upgrade
  • Project Summary: A project to produce high value-added oil products by extensively modernizing existing refinery plants
  • Main Contractors:
    • Daelim: EPC business including detailed design & engineering, procurement and construction
    • Foster Wheeler: Detailed engineering and procurement services for the delayed coker unit (DCU)
  • Licences
    • Axens - FCC unit, Mild hydrocracker, Naphtha / LPG & Gasoline hydrotreating
    • UOP: condensate fractionation unit, naphtha hydrotreater, and UOP CCR Platforming™, Sulfolane™, LPG and kerosene Merox™ and distillate Unionfining™ units
    • CB&I has been awarded contracts by Petron to supply sulfur recovery, tail gas treating and hydrogen plant technologies

Refining Units

  • Delayed Coker - 37,500 bpsd
  • Fluidised Catalytic Cracker - 35,900
  • Mild hydrocracker – 15,700 BPSD
  • Prime-G+™ – 8,000 and 17,600 BPSD
  • hydrogen plant - 126 metric tonnes per day
  • Coker naphtha hydrotreater – 5,800 BPSD
  • Sulfur recovery and tail gas treating units - 526 metric tonnes per day of sulfur

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • Upon the project’s completion, the refining facility would be able to “digest a wider range of crude oils including from African sources.” In effect, this will give it greater flexibility on its crude sourcing, including cheaper and heavier crude grades

Products Produced

  • Specifically, the refinery’s added refurbishment will enable it to produce higher quality fuels, to the level of Euro 5
  • The refinery will also produce a much higher white product yield


  • 2011 - Refinery upgrade project launched
  • 2011 - Daelim awarded EPC contract
  • 2011 - Ground breaking ceremony
  • 2011 - CB&I - Awarded licences for Hydrogen & Sulphur Units
  • 2012 - Foster Wheeler awarded Delayed Coker contract
  • 2018 - UOP awarded licences for various units

Other Information

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Relevant Links

  2. Petron taps 5 foreign contractors to undertake $1.8-B refinery upgrade
  3. Technip Refining References
  4. Petron Corporation Unveils Major Refinery Expansion Plan
  5. Daelim Industrial won an Order for USD2 billion worth Oil Refinery Plant from the Philippines, the Biggest Project in Southeast Asia
  6. Axens’ Technologies for Petron Corporation in the Philippines
  7. The FCC Alliance celebrates its 50th license in Philippines
  8. CB&I Awarded Technology Contracts in the Philippines
  9. Foster Wheeler Wins Engineering and Procurement Contract for Petron Refinery Upgrade in the Philippines
  10. Foster Wheeler Awarded Coker Training, Commissioning And Start-Up Services Contract By Petron In Philippines
  11. Petron To Expand Its Limay Refinery With Technologies from Honeywell

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