Preemraff Göteborg Refinery

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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Preem
  • Website:
  • Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Capacity: 5.0 million tons/annum & 100,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Refining Depth:

Brief Description

  • A medium sized medium complexity refinery

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation
  • Vacuum Distillation
  • Hydrocracker - Chevron Lummus Global - 56,000

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • The crude oil is supplied by ship and imported via pipelines from the nearby harbour (Torshamnen).
  • Crude oil is supplied primarily from Russia and the North Sea
  • Two crude caverns at Risholmen can also be used for storage.
  • The refinery also processes bio feedstock to produce renewable diesel

Products Produced

  • LPG (butane and propane), motor spirits, aviation fuel, diesel-, heating- and heavy fuel oils.
  • The products are pumped from the refinery in pipes to the oil terminal at Skarvik harbour.
  • Most of the products are transported by ship from the terminal.


  • Preem and Topsoe recently revamped the diesel hydrotreater to enable 85% coprocessing with renewable feedstocks

Other Information



  • 1967 - Refinery commissioned by BP
  • 2001 - Foster Wheeler awarded an E&P for an isomerization revamp project
  • 2003 - Diesel hydrotreater revamped to mild Hydrocracker
  • 2005 - Foster Wheeler Awarded Study Contract For Fuel Oil Upgrading
  • 2006 - Hydrocracker commissioned
  • 2010 - Revamp of the hydrotreater enables 30% renewable feedstock
  • 2021 - Revamp of the hydrotreater enables 85% renewable feedstock


  1. Preem Refining
  2. Foster Wheeler Awarded Contract for $34 Million Project in Sweden
  3. Preemraff Celebrates New Hydrocracker in Sweden, Using Chevron Lummus Global’s ISOCRACKING Technology
  4. Foster Wheeler Awarded Study Contract For Fuel Oil Upgrading by Preem Petroleum AB, Sweden
  5. Haldor Topsoe and Preem achieve 85% co-processing of renewable feedstock