Nynas operates the Harburg cracking refinery, which is located in Hamburg, Germany. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles more than 1,400 refineries worldwide, it is a non integrated cracking owned by Bitumina Industries, Petroleos de Venezuela, and others. The refinery started operations in 1929 and has a Nelson Complexity Index (NCI) of 9.72. Buy the profile here.

Key refinery processes

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 58
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 46
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 15
Reformer (mbd): 18
Hydrotreater (mbd): 53
Isomerization (mbd): 2

The capacity of the Harburg refinery is expected to remain the same as 58mbd by 2030.

Maintenance activities at Harburg cracking refinery

The Harburg refinery cracking witnessed two incidents during the period 2017-2022.

About Nynas

Nynas AB (Nynas) is a joint venture between Petroleos de Venezuela SA and Neste, is crude refining company that offers bitumen and naphthenic specialty products. Its portfolio includes a range of transformer oils, base oils, process oils, tyre oils, oils for adhesives; oils for printing inks; bitumen for paving; and others. The company serves transformer manufacturers, chemical and process industries, lubricant manufacturers, polymer manufacturers, building and construction companies, and electric utilities. It operates through a network of own and contracted refineries in Germany, Belgium, and Netherlands. The company has operational presence in Nordic Region, the UK, Rest of Europe, North America, Asia and other countries. Nynas is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.

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