Porto Refinery Upgrade Project
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Summary Information

The Project

  • Project Type: Major upgrade and a hydroskimming refinery
  • Project Summary: The project consists of the construction of a new vacuum distillation unit for obtaining vacuum gasoil (VGO) and a visco-reduction unit for the soft thermal cracking of the resulting vacuum residue. In addition, environmental protection will be enhanced by the construction of new units for water treatment and removing sulphur.
  • Main Contractors: Fluor, front-end engineering and design (FEED) and early procurement services of main equipment

Refining Units

  • Vacuum distillation unit
  • Visbreaker

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • The project will enable increased use of heavy crude oil

Products Produced

  • The project will increase the production of ultra low sulphur diesel and decrease fuel oil production


  • 2007 - Fluor began the front-end engineering and design (FEED) work
  • 2009 - Fluor was awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract
  • 2011 - Project completed

Other Information

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Relevant Links

  1. Project Page from Galp
  2. Fluor Selected by Galp Energia for Front-End Engineering & Design Work for Refinery Conversion in Portugal

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