OMV operates the Schwechat cracking refinery, which is located in Vienna, Austria. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles more than 1,400 refineries worldwide, it is an integrated cracking owned by OMV. The refinery started operations in 1960 and has a Nelson Complexity Index (NCI) of 6.2. Buy the profile here.

Key refinery processes

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 Schwechat refinery is expected to remain the same as 204mbd by 2030.

Maintenance activities at Schwechat cracking refinery

The Schwechat refinery cracking witnessed three incidents during the period 2017-2022.

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.

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