Viva Energy Australia operates the Geelong cracking refinery, which is located in Victoria, Australia. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles more than 1,400 refineries worldwide, it is a non integrated cracking owned by Vitol Holding II. The refinery started operations in 1954 and has a Nelson Complexity Index (NCI) of 9.44. Buy the profile here.

Key refinery processes

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 120
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 10
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 38
Reformer (mbd): 32
Hydrotreater (mbd): 114
Alkylation (mbd): 4
Isomerization (mbd): 11

The capacity of the Geelong refinery is expected to remain the same as 120mbd by 2030.

During the period 2021-2025, the Geelong refinery cracking is expected to witness an estimated $222m of capex.

Maintenance activities at Geelong cracking refinery

The Geelong refinery cracking witnessed six incidents during the period 2017-2022.

Upcoming expansion project at Geelong cracking refinery

Gasoline Hydrotreater

Contractors involved in the refinery

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

Main EPC: McDermott International.

About Viva Energy Australia

Viva Energy Australia Pty Ltd (Viva Energy), a subsidiary of Vitol Group is an oil and gas company that offers production and supply of petroleum products. The company’s products include fuels, lubricants, oils, and grease; shell cards, agriculture products, bitumen products and chemicals. It offers services such as terminal gate pricing, safety data management, technical data management and fuel quality claim process services. Viva Energy operates a fuel import and storage facilities and two fuel storage terminals. The company also owns and operates a refinery in Geelong for manufacturing a range of fuels and petroleum products from a crude oils and feed-stocks. It has operations in Docklands, Rosehill and Greenwich, Australia. Viva Energy is headquartered in Docklands, Victoria, Australia.

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