Polski Koncern Naftowy Orlen operates the Plock cracking refinery, which is located in Masovian, Poland. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles more than 1,400 refineries worldwide, it is an integrated cracking owned by Polski Koncern Naftowy Orlen. The refinery started operations in 1964 and has a Nelson Complexity Index (NCI) of 9.5. Buy the profile here.

Key refinery processes

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 327
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 129
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 31
Hydrocracker (mbd): 68
Reformer (mbd): 39
Hydrotreater (mbd): 161
Alkylation (mbd): 3
Isomerization (mbd): 12

The capacity of the Plock refinery is expected to remain the same as 327.4mbd by 2030.

During the period 2021-2025, the Plock refinery cracking is expected to witness an estimated $192.75m of capex.

Maintenance activities at Plock cracking refinery

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

Upcoming expansion projects at Plock cracking refinery

Visbreaking Unit, Solvent Deasphalting Unit, RFCC

Contractors involved in the refinery

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

Main EPC: Ids-Bud, Maire Tecnimont.

About Polski Koncern Naftowy Orlen

Polski Koncern Naftowy Orlen SA (PKN Orlen) is an integrated oil and gas company. It explores and produces crude oil and natural gas; manufactures petroleum products; markets natural gas and natural gas liquids; and transports and sells crude oil and petroleum products. Its product portfolio includes medium distillates, light distillates, heavy fractions, monomers, polymers, purified terephthalic acid (PTA), plastics, fertilizers and aromas, liquid hydrocarbons and natural gas, among others. The company also has upstream oil and gas operations in Canada and Poland. It has an operational presence in Poland, Germany, the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Malta, Sweden, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Hungary, the US, and Canada. PKN Orlen is headquartered in Plock, Poland.

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