Neftochim Burgas Refinery Project
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Summary Information

The Project

  • Project Type: Upgrade
  • Project Summary: A heavy-residue hydrocracking complex & a VGO Hydrocracker
  • Main Contractors:
    • Technip:
      • Front-end engineering design (FEED)
      • Lump sum services contract, worth approximately €70 million, for the phase 1 of a heavy residue hydrocracking complex
  • Licences:
    • Maire Tecnimont: Sulphur Recovery Unit
    • Technip: Hydrogen Unit
    • Axens:
      • Residue and VGO hydrocracking units

Refining Units

  • Ebullated-bed vacuum Residue hydrocracker - Axens H-Oil process - 47,000 bpd
  • Hydrocracker - 37,000 bpd
  • Amine Unit
  • Sour water stripper
  • Hydrogen production unit
  • Sulphur Recovery Unit

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • There will be no change in crude supply

Products Produced

  • The project will allow to increase the output of Euro-5 diesel fuel by 1.2 million tons per year
  • It will also eliminate the production of high-sulfur fuel oil


  • 2008 - LUKOIL Neftochim Burgas Selects Axens’ Hydrocrackers for Upgrader
  • 2009 - Technip awarded FEED contract
  • 2011 - Technip was awarded a lump sum services contract, worth approximately €70 million, for phase 1 of the project
  • 2012 - A turnkey project-implementation contract was signed with Technip for the heavy-residue hydrocracking complex
  • 2012 - Maire Tecnimont awarded SRU contract
  • 2014 - SACE awards €420 million loan facility
  • 2015 - The new units were commissioned

Other Information

  • The project is backed by a €420 million loan facility from SACE

Relevant Links

  1. LUKOIL Neftochim Burgas Selects Axens’ Hydrocrackers for Upgrader
  2. Technip awarded a services contract for refinery units in Bulgaria
  3. Technip awarded a refining contract in Bulgaria
  4. Lukoil To Build A Tar Hydrocracker At Burgas Refinery
  5. LUKOIL invested 1, 5 billion USD in LUKOIL Neftochim Burgas
  6. New Awards For Maire Tecnimont In Saudi Arabia and Bulgaria
  7. LUKOIL: €420 million for the modernisation of a Bulgarian refinery

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