Total Antwerp Refinery Upgrading Project
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Total
  • Website:
  • Wiki Page: Total Antwerp Refinery
  • Location: Antwerp, Belgium
  • Capacity: million tons/annum & bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Project Stage: completed
  • Expected Completion: 2017
  • Budget: €1 billion

The Project

  • Project Type: Upgrade
  • Project Summary: A new refinery upgrading complex, consisting of a solvent de-asphalting unit and a mild hydrocracking unit and a new plant to convert low value refinery fuel gases into low cost petrochemical feedstock
  • Main Contractors:
    • KBR: ROSE technology
    • Fluor Haarlem: FEED
    • Tecnicas Reunidas: EPC
    • GE: Compressors

Refining Units

  • Solvent De-asphalting unit - 48,000 bpd
  • Mild hydrocracking unit
  • Revamp of Residue desulphurisation

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • Unaffected

Products Produced

  • Import of vacbottoms from Vlissingen Refinery, disposal of produced VGO to Vlissingen refinery hydrocracker


  • 2013 - Total announces upgrade project
  • 2013 - Tecnicas awarded EPC contract
  • 2017 - First phase of the project completed

Other Information

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Relevant Links

  1. Total sanctions a major project to modernize the Antwerp refining and petrochemical platform
  2. KBR Announces Award of ROSE® Technology for Total’s Antwerp Refinery
  3. TR awarded a contract for a refining project at the Total Antwerp integrated refining & petrochemicals platform
  4. GE‘s Compression Technology Supporting Total S.A. to Expand and Enhance its Antwerp Refinery
  5. First phase of the Antwerp platform upgrade starts up with ethane-based petrochemical production

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