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October 27, 2021updated 26 Jul 2022 7:26am

Fawley Refinery, UK

By Carmen

Esso Petroleum operates the Fawley refinery, which is located in Hampshire, the UK. It is an integrated refinery owned by Exxon Mobil. The refinery, which started operations in 1921, has an NCI of 9.21.

Key processes of the refinery

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 262
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 148
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 89
Reformer (mbd): 88
Hydrotreater (mbd): 118
Isomerization (mbd): 23

The capacity of the refinery is expected to remain the same as 262mbd by 2030.

During the period 2021-2025, the Fawley refinery is expected to witness an estimated capex of $780m.

Maintenance activities at Fawley refinery

The Fawley refinery witnessed three incidents during the period 2015-2020.

Upcoming expansion projects at Fawley refinery

Hydrogen Unit, ULSD Hydrotreater

Contractors involved in the refinery

Some of the key contractors for the upcoming projects at the Fawley refinery include the following.

Design/FEED: Fluor.

Main EPC: Fluor.

EPC: Greendale Construction.

About Esso Petroleum

Esso Petroleum Co Ltd is engaged in refining and supplying petroleum products such as kerosene, heating oil, lubricants, and more. The company is headquartered in the UK.


Information on the refinery is sourced from GlobalData’s refinery database that provides detailed information on all active and upcoming, crude oil refineries and heavy oil upgraders globally. Not all companies mentioned in the article may be currently existing due to their merger or acquisition or business closure.

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