Petromidia Refinery resumes operations following repair
Petromidia Refinery has resumed its operations following the incident that occurred on 2 July. As at 7 October, the capacity of the units has been brought 12.7 thousand tons per day.
In late September the majority of the repair works to resume the refinery operations at the highest level of safety was completed.
The schedule included a wide scope: check-up, repair and considerable replacement of the pipes were carried out, the necessary equipment restored.
The control-and-measuring instruments and automatic equipment, electric cabling were replaced, all elements and equipment, related to the operating safety, were checked at each unit, and the direct manpower were re-trained and re-attested.
Over 20 companies were involved in the works, and the total number of manpower, working on re-launching of the units, amounted to around 1,000 people (the employees of Rompetrol Rafinare, Rominserv and the specialists of the contracting companies).
The diesel hydrotreating unit that had sustained the greatest damage during the breakdown will be repaired in April 2022.
During the refinery shutdown, KMG International N.V. continued delivering fuel for Rompetrol stations in Romania and Black Sea region, remaining one of the biggest oil product suppliers.
Petromidia Refinery is the biggest oil refinery in Romania and one of the most state-of-the-art plants in the Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea region. It is within the group of KMG International N.V. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of KMG).