Turkiye Petrol Rafinerileri operates the Kirikkale cracking refinery, which is located in Kirikkale, Turkey. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles more than 1,400 refineries worldwide, it is a non integrated cracking owned by Koc Holding, Liquid Petroleum Development, and others. The refinery started operations in 1986 and has a Nelson Complexity Index (NCI) of 6.32. Buy the profile here.

Key refinery processes

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 108
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 30
Hydrocracker (mbd): 16
Reformer (mbd): 43
Hydrotreater (mbd): 45
Isomerization (mbd): 9

The capacity of the Kirikkale refinery is expected to remain the same as 108mbd by 2030.

During the period 2021-2025, the Kirikkale refinery cracking is expected to witness an estimated $48.51m of capex.

Maintenance activities at Kirikkale cracking refinery

The Kirikkale refinery cracking witnessed one incidents during the period 2017-2022.

Upcoming expansion project at Kirikkale cracking refinery

Sulfur Recovery Unit

Contractors involved in the refinery

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

Main EPC: Hallesche Mitteldeutsche Bau, Tekfen Construction and Installation.

About Turkiye Petrol Rafinerileri

Turkiye Petrol Rafinerileri AS (Tupras), a subsidiary of Enerji Yatirimlari AS, is a downstream energy company. It refines crude oil and marketing of petroleum products. The company operates refineries in Izmit, Izmir, Kirikkale and Batman, and is mainly active in Turkey. Tupras’s refineries produce a wide range of petroleum products including gasoline, naphtha, liquefied petroleum gas, diesel, jet fuel, marine fuel, diesel, white spirit, fuel oil, asphalt and lubricant base stocks. The company also imports and resells certain petroleum products and involves in the distribution, retailing and marine transportation of crude oil and refined products. It also participates in industrial, financial and commercial sectors. Tupras is headquartered in Kocaeli, Turkey.

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