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February 21, 2022updated 26 Jul 2022 7:32am

Schwechat Refinery, Austria

By Carmen

OMV operates the Schwechat refinery, which is located in Vienna, Austria. It is an integrated refinery owned by OMV. The refinery, which started operations in 1960, has an NCI of 6.2.

Key processes of the refinery

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 204
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 65
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 27
Reformer (mbd): 22
Hydrotreater (mbd): 166
Isomerization (mbd): 11

The capacity of the refinery is expected to remain the same as 204mbd by 2030.

Maintenance activities at Schwechat refinery

The Schwechat refinery witnessed three incidents during the period 2015-2020.

About OMV

OMV AG (OMV) is an integrated oil and gas company. It produces, markets chemical, oil and gas products and process solutions. The company explores oil fields in Central and Eastern Europe; North Sea; and the Middle East and Africa. It refines crude oil and processes it into petroleum products. The company operates refineries in Austria, Germany, and Romania. OMV facilitates the transit of gas in Austria, and carries out gas storage, marketing, and trading operations. It operates natural gas transmission pipelines in Austria; holds interests in the Central European Gas Hub; and operates gas-fired power plant in Romania. The company sells processed petroleum products to commercial and private customers. OMV is headquartered in Vienna, Austria.


Information on the refinery is sourced from GlobalData’s refinery database that provides detailed information on all active and upcoming, crude oil refineries and heavy oil upgraders globally. Not all companies mentioned in the article may be currently existing due to their merger or acquisition or business closure.

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