Elefsina Refinery Project

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Summary Information

The Project

  • Project Type: Major Upgrade
  • Project Summary: The project is designed to improve the refinery's complexity, through the addition of a Flexicoker, Hydrocracker and other units.
  • Main Contractors:
    • Foster Wheeler, FEED
    • Tecnicas Reunidas, EPCM

Refining Units

  • Vacuum Distillation Unit - 45,300 bbls/day
  • Flexicoking - Exxon Mobil - 20,050 bbls/day
  • Hydrocracker - UOP - 40,000 bbls/day
  • Hydrogen Plant - Haldor Topsøe- 120,000 m3/h
  • Sulphur Recovery Unit 2 X 140 t/d
  • Sour Water Stripper 120 m3/h
  • Amine Recovery Unit 280 t/d
  • Associated utilities and offsites.

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • The share of heavy crudes processed will increase from 60% to 100%

Products Produced

  • The project increases production of white products at the expense of fuel oil.
  • It will address the shortage of diesel locally and regionally
  • Middle Distillate yield will increase to 75%

Other Information

  • Aims of the upgrade:
    • Increase processing of medium- to highsulfur crudes: 60% 100%
    • Increase production of white products at the expense of fuel oil:
      • Light Products: 52% - 100%
      • Black products: 48% - 0%
    • Reduce emissions:
      • SO2: 642 kg/hr < 200 kg/hr
      • NOx: 92 kg/hr < 90 kg/hr
      • PM: 45 kg/hr < 20 kg/hr

History

  • 2006 - Foster Wheeler Awarded Front-End Engineering Design Contract
  • 2012 - Refinery upgrade completed

Relevant Links

  1. Hellenic Petroleum Refining Page
  2. Foster Wheeler Awarded Front-End Engineering Design Contract for Greek Refinery Upgrade
  3. Investor Presentation April 2010
  4. ELEFSIS REFINERY UPGRADING PROJECT, Foster Wheeler
  5. Tecnicas Reunidas, Under projects

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