Hellenic advances turnaround at Elefsina refinery

Hellenic Petroleum SA has decided to bring forward major planned maintenance at its 100,000-b/d Elefsina refinery in Elefsis, Greece, following an unexpected shutdown of the plant’s hydrogen production unit in early July.

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Hellenic Petroleum SA has decided to bring forward major planned maintenance at its 100,000-b/d Elefsina refinery in Elefsis, Greece, following an unexpected shutdown of the plant’s hydrogen production unit in early July.

Planned maintenance works at all of the refinery’s units originally scheduled to take place from late-September 2017 through March 2018 will now be carried out during the current shutdown period, Hellenic said.

Under the revised turnaround plan, the company plans to complete maintenance activities and resume full operations at Elefsina sometime in September.

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During the maintenance period, Hellenic’s 148,000-b/d refinery in Aspropyrgos and 93,000-b/d refinery at Thessaloniki will cover supply needs of Greece’s domestic market as well as the company’s own international subsidiaries, according to the operator.

While Hellinic confirmed an unidentified technical incident forced the July 10 closure of Elefsina’s hydrogen production unit, the company has yet to reveal further details surrounding the event.

Contact Robert Brelsford at rbrelsford@ogjonline.com.

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