Petrobrazi Refinery Upgrade Project
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Petrom (OMV)
  • Website:
  • Wiki Page: Petrobrazi Ploiesti Refinery
  • Location: Petrobrazi Refinery is located in the South-East region of Romania, near Ploiesti City, a highly developed industrial area
  • Capacity:
    • Current: 4.5 million tons/annum & 90,000 bbl/day
    • Future : 6.0 million tons/annum & 120,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Project Stage:
  • Expected Completion: 2014
  • Budget: € 750 mn

The Project

  • Project Type: Upgrade & Expansion
  • Project Summary: the program is focused on increasing the capability to obtain higher products from domestic crude oil, but also, on the other hand, on increasing the capacity of secondary conversion.
  • Increasing the Vacuum & Atmospheric Distillation unit capacity from 4.5 mn tons/year to 6 mn tons/year
  • Expansion of the Coker unit
  • Construction of Romania’s first-ever Hydrocracker unit, along with a New Steam Reforming Unit
  • Main Contractors:
  • Foster Wheeler will provide front-end engineering design (FEED) modification services and engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCm) for the revamp of an atmospheric/vacuum distillation unit at the refinery. In addition, the company has been awarded an EPCm contract for a new amine unit and the FEED for the revamp of a delayed coking unit.
  • Licences: OMV/Petrom has licensed Topsøe’s hydrocracking technology for a 34,000 BPSD grassroots hydrocracking unit

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric/vacuum distillation unit - Revamp
  • Hydrocracker - 34,000 - Haldor Topsoe
  • Delayed coking unit - Revamp
  • Amine unit

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • Mainly Russian Crude

Products Produced

  • The refinery will produce less heavy products and increase production of Euro V ULSD and Jet Fuel


  • 2010 - Foster Wheeler Awarded FEED contract
  • 2012 - Vacuum Distillation unit revamp completed

Other Information

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Relevant Links

  1. Petrobrazi Refinery, Petrom
  2. Topsoe to license hydrocracking technology
  3. Foster Wheeler Awarded Refinery Modernization Contracts by PETROM in Romania
  4. Petrom finalized the upgrade of the crude vacuum distillation unit in Petrobrazi refinery

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