Sines Refinery
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Galp
  • Website:
  • Location: Sines port, 150 kilometres south of Lisbon
  • Capacity: 10.8 million tons/annum & 220,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity: 7.7
  • Refining Depth:

Brief Description

  • A medium sized medium complexity refinery

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation
  • Vacuum Distillation
  • Fluidised Catalytic Cracking (FCC)
  • FCC Gasoline Desulphurisation
  • Platforming and CCR
  • Merox
  • Isomax
  • Visbreaker
  • Alkylation
  • Desulphurisation
  • Sulphur recovery

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil: 1.5 million m3
  • Refined Products: 1.5 million m3

Crude Supply

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Products Produced

  • Gasoline, Diesel, LPG , Fuel oil, Naphtha, Jet fuel, Bitumen, Sulphur
  • These fuels are produced according to the most recent environmental requirements, namely gasolines and diesels with very low sulphur content (10 ppm).

Ongoing Projects

  • For details see Sines Refinery Upgrade Project
  • The project for conversion of the Sines refinery consists of the construction of a new hydrocracker, i.e. a unit for hydrocracking heavy gasoil, for the production of diesel and aviation fuel.

Other Information

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  • 1978 - Sines refinery started operating
  • 2002 - Fluor built a grassroot hydrodesulphurization unit
  • 2009 - Sines Refinery Upgrade Project launched
  • 2013 - The hydrocracker starts production

Relevant Links

  1. Refinery webpage
  2. Fluor Selected by Petrogal to Build Desulfurization Plant in Portugal
  3. The hydrocracker at Sines refinery begins operations

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