Gdansk Refinery

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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Grupa Lotos
  • Website:
  • Location: Gdansk, Poland
  • Capacity: 10.5 million tons/annum & 210,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity: 10.0

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation
  • Vacuum Distillation Unit
  • HDS (ABB Lummus)
  • Solvent Deasphalting Unit
  • Hydrocracker
  • Asphalt Unit - 150,000 t/y

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • The key feedstock of Grupa LOTOS S.A.’s refinery in Gdańsk is the Russian Ural crude oil and the Rozewie crude oil produced on the Baltic Sea (by LOTOS Petrobaltic). However, in its history the plant has processed various types of oil, including oil sourced from the North Sea (e.g. Brent Blend, Troll, Gullfaks, Forties or Aasgard), the Middle East (e.g. Kirkuk, Kuwait, Sahara and Zakum), as well as some exotic types of oil, such as Castilla crude from Columbia
  • The company has a strategy of processing more of its own crude as production increases

Products Produced

  • Gasoline, diesel (ultra low-sulfur diesel [ULSD]), light heating oil, jet fuel, bunker oils, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), heavy fuel oil (HFO), bitumens, and base oils.

Ongoing Projects

Other Information

  • Solomon Index:
    • The refinery of Grupa LOTOS S.A. ranked second out of 106 benchmarked refineries in terms of utilizing the production installations.
    • The refinery of Grupa LOTOS S.A. ranked 6th out of 106 European refineries in terms of its power efficiency
    • The Polish government is looking to sell its share in the company in 2011


  • 1976 - Refinery commissioned by Snamprogetti with 70,000 bpd capacity
  • 1995 - Refinery expanded
  • 1999 - 27,300 bpd hydrocracker commissioned
  • 2007 - All major contracts for system the expansion were signed
  • 2011 - The Gdansk Refinery Project was completed
  • 2012 - The Gdansk Refinery started to use natural gas as a fuel
  • 2013 - Delayed coker project launched

Relevant Links

  1. Technip Refining References
  2. Saipem Atmospheric Crude Distillation Units
  3. Saipem Atmospheric Gasoil Desulphurisation
  4. Saipem Grass Roots Refineries
  5. Saipem Asphalt Bitumen Blowing Unit
  6. Saipem Hydrocracking Units
  7. Saipem Naphtha Treating Units
  8. Saipem Sulphur Block Units
  9. Saipem Vacuum Distillation Units
  10. 2008 Annual Report
  11. ABB awarded EPC contract for HDS project in Poland
  12. Grupa LOTOS S.A. seated in Gdańsk
  13. Acting together to enhance Pomerania’s energy security
  14. Grupa LOTOS S.A. Selects Axens’ Technology for its Coker Naphtha Hydrotreating Unit

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