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 reduction of the operation costs in parallel with the increase in the mechanical and operational availability allowed an improvement of the Energy Intensity Index, which reached 99.2 points in 2020.
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.
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.
Results 9 months 2021
Petromidia Năvodari refinery processed over 3.3 million tons of raw materials, obtaining a production of 776 thousand tons of gasoline and 1.85 million tons of diesel and Jet A1 fuels.
The volumes of processed raw materials and obtained products decreased, as a result of the cessation of the operational processes in the Petromidia refinery, in the third quarter of the year.
Between July and September 2021, extensive works were carried out to restore the affected facilities. More than 20 companies were involved, together with the employees of Rompetrol Rafinare and Rominserv, in order to put back into operation the production facilities from the Petromidia refinery.
The work schedule involved a large volume of actions, with hundreds of pipes checked, repaired or replaced, static and dynamic equipment checked and repaired, where necessary. At the same time, the instrumentation and electrical cables were replaced, in each installation all the elements and equipment related to operational safety were checked, and the operational staff of the refinery was retrained and recertified.
The main objective of all works performed was to improve technical performance and maintain a high standard of operational safety.
The production activities of the Petromidia refinery were resumed at the end of September 2021, the technological installations being gradually restarted.
At the end of October 2021, the refinery reached the optimum operational efficiency, with an average of 13.5 thousand tons of crude oil processed daily, a pace that will be responsibly maintained, both for employees and for the environment.