Romania: Rompetrol Rafinare’ efficiency project at Petromidia refinery

, SEE Energy News

Rompetrol Rafinare is majority owned by KMG International (54.63 %) and the Romanian State through the Ministry of Economy and Energy (44.69 %) and operates two refineries in Romania – Petromidia Navodari and Vega Ploiesti.

Rompetrol Rafinare, a part of KMG International Group, announced that it has completed a 1.4-million-dollar investment in an efficiency project aimed at increasing the level of crude oil processing and optimization of operational flows of delayed coking plant at its Petromidia refinery in Navodari.

The project was implemented during the turnaround of the refinery in May, and it is aimed at installing a new light gas oil recovery system at the fractionation column within the delayed coking plant. General Manager Felix Crudu Tesloveanu said that this project supports plans and objectives to increase efficiency, reduce costs, optimize operational flows, but also to modernize and align with the most modern crude oil processing solutions. This initiative joins the large projects to reduce the impact on the environment and digitalization projects, meant to bring more efficiency. The introduction of the project in the flow of the Delayed Coking plant will optimize the thermal profile on the column, which will lead to an additional recovery of light gas oil at the same quality, by reducing the amount of heavy gas oil.