Croatian refinery due energy efficiency study

Croatia’s INA Industrija Nafte DD, Zagreb, has let a contract to Neste Jacobs Oy to perform a comprehensive energy efficiency study of its 4.5 million-tonne/year Rijeka refinery along the northern part of the Adriatic Sea at Urinj, Croatia.

The goal of the study is to deliver a review of existing energy consumption, energy sources, and energy producing and consuming assets within the refinery and associated logistics terminal area in order to identify possible improvements compatible with INA’s ISO 50001:2011 certified energy management system, Neste Jacobs said on Mar. 22.

The service company disclosed neither the value nor duration of the contract.

The energy efficiency study follows INA’s 2015 announcement that it would carry out a more than $400-million residue upgrade program at Rijeka to improve the refinery’s market competitiveness by increasing conversion of the site’s existing production to lighter, more valuable products such as LPG, gasoline, and diesel (OGJ Online, July 7, 2015).

The residue upgrade project at Rijeka comes in the wake of a series of modernization efforts INA has undertaken at its two Croatian refineries over the last few years.

Most recently, INA let a contract to Duro Dakovic Industrijska Rjesenja DD, a subsidiary of Djuro Djakovic Holding DD, to build and deliver two columns for an LPG amine treatment unit to be built at the Rijeka refinery (OGJ Online, Feb. 16, 2016).

Contact Robert Brelsford at rbrelsford@ogjonline.com.

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