Schwechat Refinery

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Summary Information

  • Ownership: OMV
  • Website:
  • Location: Schwechat, near Vienna
  • Capacity: 9.6 Million tons/annum & 192.000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity: 6.2

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation
  • Vacuum Distillation
  • Fluidised Catalytic Cracker
  • Hydrocracker
  • Isomerisation Unit
  • Diesel Desulphurisation -27,000 bpd
  • A Deep thermal gasoil unit

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • Approx. one million tons of crude oil comes from these domestic subsidies, the rest from abroad, mainly Russia, Kazakhstan, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia. The Vienna-Adriatic Pipeline (AWP), a branch of the Trans-Alpine Oil Pipeline (TAL) is pumping the crude oil imported from Trieste directly to the transfer station Schwechat.

Products Produced

  • 95 Octane gasoline, 98 Octane gasoline, Diesel, Extra light fuel oil, Low sulfur fuel oil extra light, Light fuel oil, Heavy fuel oil, Jet A-1, Hydrogen, Ethylene, Propylene, Butadiene, Propane, Butane, Bitumen, Sulfur

Ongoing Projects

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Other Information

  • The refinery replaced an earlier one that was built in 1938


  • 1960 - Schwechat Refinery is commissioned
  • 1963 - FCC Commissioned
  • 1972 - Investments in desulfurisation plants (HDS2) and vacuum as well as atmospheric distillation plants (FP2; RD4)
  • 1979 - Construction of a Mild Hydrocrackers
  • 1983 - MTBE plant commissioned
  • 2008 - The hydrodesulphurization plant HDS1, was expanded and revamped
  • 2009 - A deep thermal gasoil unit (TGU) constructed by Uhde was commissioned
  • 2014 - modernization of the crude oil distillation plant 4 completed

Relevant Links

  2. OMV Schwechat Refinery celebrates the 50th anniversary of its track record
  3. TGU commissioning at Schwechat, Austria
  4. Poerner Refinery References
  5. Saipem Oxygenates For Fuel Use
  6. Revamp of HDS1 plant in Schwechat successfuly completed

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