Shell Nederland Raffinaderij operates the Pernis cracking refinery, which is located in South Holland, Netherlands. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles more than 1,400 refineries worldwide, it is an integrated cracking owned by Shell. The refinery started operations in 1902 and has a Nelson Complexity Index (NCI) of 6.57. Buy the profile here.

Key refinery processes

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 444
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 161
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 53
Hydrocracker (mbd): 104
Reformer (mbd): 36
Hydrotreater (mbd): 256
Alkylation (mbd): 6

The capacity of the Pernis refinery is expected to remain the same as 444mbd by 2030.

Maintenance activities at Pernis cracking refinery

The Pernis refinery cracking witnessed fourteen incidents during the period 2017-2022.

About Shell Nederland Raffinaderij

Shell Nederland Raffinaderij BV (Shell Nederland) is a petrochemical company, based in the Netherlands. It is a petroleum refinery company. The company’s products and services include fuels, promotions and savings at shell, shell station finder, retailer at shell and shell card for businesses. Its promotions and savings include shell bonus miles program, air miles, shell V-power club, shell value certificates and bath textiles. Shell Nederland’s innovations include the question provided, people and planet, smarter mobility and innovative thinking. It develops innovative and energy efficient ways for the growing movement of people and goods. The company was incorporated in the year 1949. Shell Nederland is headquartered in Hoogvliet, the Netherlands.

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