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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Homs Refinery Company (Syrian State Petrol Company)
  • Website: http://www.homsrefinery.com/
  • Location: located 7 km west of Homs City on the international high way to Lebanon
  • Capacity: 5.7 million tons/annum & 120,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric distillation units 10 - 21 - 22 - 100
  • Vacuum distillation units 19 -19A - 103
  • Delayed coker unit 11
  • Naphtha Catalyst reforming of Gasoline unit 200 .
  • Vapor recovery unit 12.
  • Kerosene hydro treating unit 13.
  • Coker - gas oil hydro treating unit 14.
  • Heavy Coker gas oil hydro treating , unit 15.
  • Sour gas amine treating unit 16.
  • Hydrogen production plant , unit 17.
  • Sulphur recovery , unit 18.
  • Sour water stripper , unit 24.
  • Naphtha hydro treating , unit 400.
  • Continuous reforming Gasoline , unit 500.
  • Kerosene/ Gas oil hydrotreating , unit 600.
  • Light naphtha isomerization, unit 210.
  • CCR Naphtha Reforming Unit

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • Light and Heavy Syrian Crude Oil

Products Produced

  • Fuel Oil
  • Liquid Asphalt
  • Solvents
  • Coke
  • Gasoline
  • Gas Oil
  • Domestic Kerosine

Ongoing Projects

  • The contract to upgrade Crude Oil Atmospheric and Vacuum Distillation units of Syria’s Homs Refinery has been assigned to Iran Itok Co by Syrian Homs Refinery Co. (HRC) in 2010
  • This will enable the refinery to process both Syrian heavy and light crude oil.

Other Information

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History

  • Homs Refinery Company HRC , the first refinery in Syria, came into operation in 1959 with a capacity of 1 million ton/ year of light Iraqian crude oil to satisfy the local market demands of petroleum derivatives and export the excess . It was consisting of one Atmospheric Distillation Unit ( ADU ) - U-100 , a fixed catalytic Reformer Unit , an Asphalt Unit , some other related offsite Units , Nitrogen Unit , and Power Plant .
  • In 1969 , HRC experienced its first expansion; ( U100 ) was revamped to process 1.7 M. MT/Y , and a new ADU U-10 of one M. MT/Y was also erected ,so the total capacity became 2.7M. MT/Y of crude oil . In addition to U-10 , a Delayed Coker Unit , a Gas Recovery Unit , an Acid Gas Treating Unit ,a Sulfur Recovery Unit , three Hydrodesulphurization Units for Kerosene , Gas Oil , Heavy Gas Oil and a Power Plant was erected .
  • In 1974 , a third ADU of 1 M. MT/Y capacity U-22 was added to the existing units of the Refinery , together with a Lube Oil blending plant . So the total capacity became 3,7 M. MT/Y .
  • In 1976 , a fourth ADU of 1.7 M. MT/Y capacity U-21 was erected to rise the capacity to 5.4 M. MT/Y of crude oil .
  • In 1978 , the first initial ADU ( U- 100 ) had experienced a further revamp to process a total of 2 M. MT/Y of crude oil ; this state had allowed HRC to achieve its nowadays maximal distillation capacity of 5.7 M. MT/Y of crude oil.
  • In 1989 , several new additional units were commissioned aiming at improve the specifications of the products; Naphtha Hydro treating Unit , Gas Oil Hydro treating Unit , Continuous Catalytic Reforming Unit , an Isomerization Unit new sulphur recovery unit , and a new ( Power and Steam ) Plant.
  • 2010 - Upgrade launched of the distillation units

Relevant Links

  1. IRANITOK to upgrade Syrian Homs Refinery units

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