Slovnaft Bratislava Refinery

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Summary Information

Brief Description

  • A medium sized high complexity refinery, that produces Euro V standard fuels

Refining Units

  • CDU
  • VDU
  • Hydrocracker - 20,000 bpd
  • Hydrodesulfurisation - 5500 kt/day
  • Isomerisation
  • Continuous Catalyst Regeneration Reformer (CCR)
  • Vacuum gasoil hydrogenation (VGH) 1000 kt/year
  • Fluid Catalytic Cracker (FCC) 850 kt/year
  • Residual Hydro-Cracker (RHC) 1200 kt/year

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • All crude oil currently processed by Slovnaft is REBCO (Russian Export Blend of Crude Oil), transported to Slovakia by the Druzhba Pipeline, mainly from Western Siberian oil fields.
  • Since 2015, an expansion of the Adria Crude Oil Pipeline, means that crude can be supplied from the Adriatic Sea

Products Produced

  • Gasoline, Diesel, LPG, Asphalt

Ongoing Projects

  • -

Other Information

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  • In 1895 the Municipal Council of Bratislava gave its consent to the erection of a mineral oil refinery
  • The first production unit of the new refinery called SLOVNAFT was put into operation in 1957.
  • In the 60´s, SLOVNAFT turned from a refining plant into a refining and petrochemical combine.
  • 1991 - SLOVNAFT launched a hydrocracking production unit
  • 1998 – Continuous Catalyst Regeneration Reformer (CCR)
  • 1999 - HDS & Hydrogen units commissioned
  • 2000 - MOL becomes a major shareholder
  • 2004 - New production unit for desulphurization of diesel commissioned
  • 2007 - Contract signed with Topsøe to revamp the Hydrocracker

Relevant Links

  1. Prokop Engineering Refinery References
  2. Saipem Hydrocracking Units
  3. Chiyoda Hydrogen Manufacturing Units
  4. Chiyoda Vacuum Gas Oil Hydrodesulfurization Units
  6. MOL Refining
  7. MOL and Slovnaft join forces to create the Central European downstream champion
  8. New production unit for desulphurization of diesel
  9. Refinery Apologises to Bratislava Populace for Late-night Boom
  10. Topsoe to license hydrocracking technology
  11. MOL Group and Transpetrol Completed the Reconstruction of the Friendship I/Adria Oil Pipeline

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