Petroineos Refining operates the Grangemouth cracking refinery, which is located in Falkirk, the UK. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles more than 1,400 refineries worldwide, it is an integrated cracking owned by China National Petroleum and INEOS. The refinery started operations in 1924 and has a Nelson Complexity Index (NCI) of 6.77. Buy the profile here.

Key refinery processes

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 150
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 68
Hydrocracker (mbd): 42
Reformer (mbd): 38
Hydrotreater (mbd): 73

The capacity of the Grangemouth refinery is expected to remain the same as 150mbd by 2030.

During the period 2021-2025, the Grangemouth refinery cracking is expected to witness an estimated $1,400m of capex.

Maintenance activities at Grangemouth cracking refinery

The Grangemouth refinery cracking witnessed nine incidents during the period 2017-2022.

Upcoming expansion project at Grangemouth cracking refinery

Hydrogen Unit

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