Vlissingen Refinery

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Summary Information

Refining Units

  • CDU - 190,000 bpd
  • VDU - 59,500 bpd
  • Hydrocracker complex - 68,000 bpd
  • Catalytic Reformer - 26,300 bpd
  • Hydrotreating - 48,000 bpd
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Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • 7 million tonnes of crude (crude oil) and 2.5 million fuel oil / heavy oil from other refineries.

Products Produced

Products Produced

  • Gasoline, diesel, heating oil, jet fuel, LPG, naphtha, oil, raw materials for lubricating oil, solvents, kerosene, benzene, xylene and sulfur

Ongoing Projects

  • -

Other Information

  • 95% of products by weight are distributed by ship.
  • TRN also owns an interest in the Massvlatke Olie Terminal in Rotterdam, which is one of the largest oil terminals in the world.
  • In 2009, Dow Chemical agreed to sell its stake to Valero. However, Total used its preemption rights to sell the stake to Lukoil instead.


  • 1970- Total oil company decides to build a refinery in the Netherlands.
  • 1973 - startup of the oil refinery complex distillation.
  • 1980-2009: chemical company Dow Chemical has a stake in the refinery.
  • 1986 - Startup of hydrocracker complex.
  • 2009 - Valero makes an offer for Dow Chemical's shares, but is preempted by Total, who prefers to sell to Lukoil.
  • 2009 - Dow sells his shares, oil company Lukoil is a new shareholder.

Relevant Links

  1. Facts & Figures, Port of Rotterdam
  2. The Dutch Petroleum Industry Association (VNPI)
  3. Valero Energy Agrees to Acquire Interest in European Refining Assets
  4. Lukoil Completes Acquisition Of 45% In Oil Refinery In Holland

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