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February 21, 2022updated 26 Jul 2022 7:27am

Stanlow Refinery, UK

By Carmen

Essar Oil UK operates the Stanlow refinery, which is located in Cheshire, the UK. It is an integrated refinery owned by Essar Energy. The refinery, which started operations in 1924, has an NCI of 9.84.

Key processes of the refinery

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 201
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 48
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 76
Reformer (mbd): 30
Hydrotreater (mbd): 150
Alkylation (mbd): 12

The capacity of the refinery is expected to remain the same as 200.8mbd by 2030.

During the period 2021-2025, the Stanlow refinery is expected to witness an estimated capex of $333m.

Maintenance activities at Stanlow refinery

The Stanlow refinery witnessed four incidents during the period 2015-2020.

Upcoming expansion project at Stanlow refinery

Hydrogen Unit

Contractors involved in the refinery

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

Main EPC: SNC-Lavalin Group.

About Essar Oil UK

Essar Oil UK Ltd (Essar oil UK), a subsidiary of Essar Oil (Cyprus) Ltd, is a supplier of transport fuels and chemical products. The company supplies products that include automotive, industrial, agricultural and domestic fuels and petroleum products. The company also manufactures and supplies petrochemical feedstocks including propylene, propane, ethylbenzene and toluene, polymer, lubricant, and detergent intermediates, plasticizer, and detergent alcohols. The company operates Stanlow Manufacturing Complex for refinery operations and production of diesel, petrol, and jet fuel; Carrington and Tranmere oil terminals to carry out marine shipping operations. Essar Oil UK is headquartered in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, the UK.


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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