Rijeka Refinery Upgrade Project
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: INA (MOL)
  • Website: http://www.ina.hr/
  • Wiki Page: Rijeka Refinery
  • Location:
  • Capacity: million tons/annum & bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity: 5.8 prior to upgrade
  • Project Stage: Construction underway
  • Expected Completion: 2011 for phase 1
  • Budget: EUR 400 million for phase 1

The Project

  • Project Type: Upgrade
  • Project Summary:
    • The first phase of Rijeka Refinery modernization included three facilities within Hydrocracking complex and other supporting facilities and installations. The facilities are: Mild hydrocracking (MHC/HDS), Hydrogen generation unit and Desulphurization plant (Claus). Total investment into first phase of Rijeka Refinery modernization is close to EUR 400 million.
    • A plant to process heavy residues is planned to be built during the second phase of the modernization project.
  • Main Contractors:
    • CB&I:
    • Technip: construction of the Hydrogen Generation Unit
    • Bechtel: Licence for Delayed coking unit

Refining Units

  • Mild hydrocracking (MHC/HDS),
  • Hydrogen generation unit
  • Desulphurization plant (Claus)
  • Delayed coking unit

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

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Products Produced

  • Through the hydro cracking of heavy hydrocarbons will get lighter products, and by the hydrodesulphurization of these lighter products - EURO V fuels


  • 2007 - Technip awarded contract for hydrogen unit
  • 2009 - Civil works launched on construction of hydrocracking complex
  • 2011 - Phase 1 completed
  • 2014 - Bechtel technology chosen for Coker

Other Information

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Relevant Links

  1. INA signed a contract for construction of a Hydrogen Generation Unit at Rijeka Refinery
  2. Civil works on construction of hydrocracking container space in Oil refinery Rijeka
  3. Rijeka refinery modernization first phase completed
  4. Bechtel's ThruPlus® Coking Technology Selected for Croatian Refinery

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