The largest Romanian refinery and one of the most modern refineries in South East Europe, with a material impact in the region and at a national level, Rompetrol Petromidia celebrated it’s 40th anniversary in 2019 dedicated to performance and innovation.
Strategic position on the Black Sea
Petromidia is strategically positioned in Navodari, on the Black Sea Coast, 20 km near the port of Constanta. It uses its proprietary railway logistics, has access to the Danube-Black Sea channel and many facilities in the Midia Port: Berths 1-4 for crude and molasses) and Berths 9 (A, B and C) for (for fuel products, ethylene and LPG).
The most important logistics asset of the refinery remains the sole off-shore sea terminal in Romania that can receive up to 160,000 TDW connected via marine and land hoses to the tanks located in the refinery.
A complex refinery
Petromidia has an 11.4 Nelson complexity index and processes crude oil with a high content of Sulphur to produce only Euro 5 products.The refinery has the highest yield of white products in the region (over 85%), ranked 9 among the 250 refineries in Europe and Africa*.
Constant investments, upgrade and modernization programs need to be implemented to keep refining at a competitive level, and also complying with strict European regulations.
Decrease the electricity consumption
Through the programs of modernization and increasing the efficiency of units and production flows within Petromidia refinery, we have undertaken constant rmeasures to reduce the electricity consumption.
A new Cogeneration plant will be constructed on the Petromidia platform.
The plant will meet the highest technological, energy efficiency and environmental protection standards.
It will use natural gas as the main fuel to produce electricity and heat and will have two high-efficiency, high-performance Siemens turbines and two heat recovery boilers in the technical configuration.
They will generate about 80 MW of electricity, of which about 60-70 MW to fully cover the Petromidia platform's electricity needs, up to 180 tons/hour of technological steam, and up to 20 MW of hot water for Navodari’s heating system.
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Energy IndexThe Energy Intensity Index reached 92.74% in 2022, while the refinery was shut down between 11th of March – 4th of April for the planned overhaul. The reduction of the operation costs in parallel with the increase in the mechanical and operational availability will allow an improvement of the EII index.
Digital transformation program
The refinery has continued to invest in automation solutions for increasing efficiency. APC is one of the biggest projects part of the digital transformation.
The implementation began in 2017 as a pilot project at the Atmospheric and Vacuum Distillation Unit (DAV) – one of the most important units in the processing of crude oil that ensures the raw material for the rest of the installations from the refinery.
The benefits generated by APC for this unit amounted to about USD 1.5 million/year, but also led to stability in operational activity.
In 2020, we have implemented the first general turnaround of the Petromidia refinery fully completed only by Romanian companies, with local specialists.
We managed, together with all those involved, to carry out these works safely and without incidents during the 45 days.
The complex works of the turnaroundin 2020 were carried out on a large area, of over 200 hectares, with considerable distances between work points, mainly in the open air and in compliance with the rules of social distancing.
1,500 works were executed. In the 45 days, the teams intervened on a number of 1,000 static machines, 150 rotative machines, over 2,600 pipes and tubes and approximately 560 electrical machines.
With the general turnaround in 2020, the Petromidia refinery and the Petrochemical Division will align with the new operating strategy, with a general turnaround scheduled for 4 years and technological shutdowns scheduled for 2 years.
In 2022, the turnaround works were carried out by Rominserv – general contractor of the KMGI (Rompetrol) Group, with the support of 25 companies from Romania and the involvement of over 2,000 people. With a value of around 30 million dollars, the technological shutdown is the most important project in the company's investment plans for 2022.
In 2022, the Petromidia refinery processed approximately 5.26 million tons of raw materials, managing to produce 1.41 million tons of gasoline and almost 2.7 million tons of diesel and special aviation fuel. Out of the nearly 4.1 million tons of fuels, 63% were directed to the domestic market.
The Petromidia Refinery managed to achieve also very good operational performances, such as white product yield of 85.55%wt, a record aviation fuel yield of 6.5%, double that of 2021, as a result of optimized recipes of crude oil and diesel production and a technological loss of only 0.80%wt, the lowest value recorded after the implementation of the "Package 2010 – Capacity increase to 5 mil tons/year" - the most extensive investment program carried out in the history of the refinery.
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In 2021, the Petromidia Năvodari refinery processed approximately 4.6 million tons of raw materials, obtaining 1.13 million tons of gasoline and almost 2.5 million tons of diesel and special aviation fuel.
Read more about the financial and operational results in 2021.