Construction starts at refinery modernisation project in Lithuania
A ‘ground-breaking’ ceremony in Lithuania officially marked the beginning of the construction of the new Residue Conversion Unit at PC ORLEN Lietuva’s Mažeikiai Refinery, the only crude oil refinery in the Baltic States.
PC ORLEN Lietuva awarded Petrofac the contract, worth around EUR550 million (approx. US$640 million), in October 2021. The progamme involves the modernisation and expansion of the existing refinery complex and environmental upgrades. The project plays a significant role in the economy and energy security of the region and is also the biggest Polish capital investment in Lithuania.
Government officials and representatives of local authorities joined leadership from Petrofac and PC ORLEN Lietuva on site.