Preemraff Lysekil Refinery
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Preem
  • Website:
  • Location: Brofjorden, Lysekil about 120 km north of the town of Gothenburg on the west coast of Sweden
  • Capacity: 11.4 million tonnes/annum, 220,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Refining Depth:

Brief Description

  • A large medium complexity refinery

Refining Units

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
    • The storage include four crude oil caverns each having a capacity of 200.000 m3
    • 140.000 m3 (1 million barrels)
  • Refined Products:
    • Four product caverns for storage of diesel- and fuel oils and having a respective capacity of 44.000, 85.000, 73.000 and 85.000 m3
    • 750.000 m3 (4.6 million barrels)

Crude Supply

  • Mostly crude form the North Sea

Products Produced

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Ongoing Projects

  • A new Vacuum distillation unit is to be commisioned in 2019
  • Foster Wheeler AG has been awarded a contract by Preem AB (Publ) Preemraff Lysekil (Preem) to perform the basic engineering design (BED) and front-end engineering design (FEED) for Preem's Energy Savings Program 2013
  • Honeywell is replacing the control systems

Other Information

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  • 1975 - Refinery is commissioned
  • 1982 - A Visbreaker was commissioned
  • A fluidized catalytic cracker was completed in autumn 1984.
  • 1988 - A mild hydrocracker was installed
  • 1990 - An isomerization unit was commissioned
  • In 1994 a sulphur tail gas treatment plant was commissioned and the diesel hydrotreating plant was rebuilt into a desulphurisation/dearomatization unit.
  • 2002 - a new unit for production of polymer grade propylene was started.
  • 2005 - Foster Wheeler Awarded Study Contract For Fuel Oil Upgrading
  • 2006 - A new Hydrocracker and a hydrogen production unit were started.
  • 2007 - Preem announces a coker project for the refinery
  • 2009 - The Coker project is put on hold
  • 2009 - Visbreaker commissioned
  • 2016 - Contract signed for residue hydrocracker

Relevant Links

  1. Technip Refining References
  2. Persson inaugurated the new plant to produce sulfur-free diesel
  3. Preem to invest 6 billion in Lysekil
  4. Foster Wheeler Awarded Study Contract For Fuel Oil Upgrading by Preem Petroleum AB, Sweden
  5. The Coker project at Preemraff Lysekil has been put on hold
  6. Honeywell To Modernize Nordics’ Largest Refinery
  7. CB&I Announces Technology and Development Contract for Residue Upgrading Complex in Sweden
  8. Supplementary information concerning IMO 2020 regulations

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