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February 21, 2022updated 27 Jul 2022 2:36pm

Turkmenbashi Refinery, Turkmenistan

By Carmen

Turkmenbashi Oil Processing Complex operates the Turkmenbashi refinery, which is located in Balkan Province, Turkmenistan. It is an integrated refinery owned by Turkmenbashi Oil Processing Complex. The refinery, which started operations in 1943, has an NCI of 9.18.

Key processes of the refinery

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 235
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 71
Coking (mbd): 47
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 36
Reformer (mbd): 15
Hydrotreater (mbd): 45
Alkylation (mbd): 8

The capacity of the refinery is expected to remain the same as 235mbd by 2030.

During the period 2021-2025, the Turkmenbashi refinery is expected to witness an estimated capex of $198m.

Upcoming expansion projects at Turkmenbashi refinery

Delayed Coking Unit, Solvent Deasphalting Unit

Contractors involved in the refinery

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

Design/FEED: Bashgiproneftekhim.

Main EPC: Westport Trading Europe.


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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